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The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

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United Nations Environment Programs

High School -check - -
Synopsis

If you are looking for specific and details on oceans and their role in global change, this is your site. The United Nations has put together a very thorough site describing and explaining the ocean's influence on climate. A PDF version of the information is also available at: http://www.unep.ch/conventions/info/ccinfokit/infokit-2001.pdf

 

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Don Reed, San Jose University

Upper Elementary check check check
Synopsis

This site offers information on ocean salinity, density, temperature, velocity of sound in the sea, light penetration, and others. Some pages in the general menu take you to topics with interactive properties. Readability level is upper elementary and beyond. Exercises are downloadable in PDF format and there is a colorful review of the chemistry of the ocean.

 

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University of Washington - William Calvin

High School check - check
Synopsis

William Calvin has written about and provided tons of resources for global warming. This site offers a ton of information talking about our climate changes in the past and of the future. Several links take a reader to other interesting, popular magazine sites, such as Science and New Scientist, that pertain to the topic of oceans and global change.

 

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John Koonz

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Synopsis

A great way to teach Earth Science! Excellent for tactile and visual learners. Build classroom display models. Designed by a science teacher. Beware of terribly slow loading website.