Additional Middle School & High School Education Resources

Featured Resource: Honors Marine Biology Course Materials

Mark Friedman has made his entire Marine Biology course available for download. This material is aligned with the Castro/Huber Marine Biology Textbook. Each chapter includes text, photo, presentation and video materials. Tests and exam questions are provided. Projects, labs and links to related materials elsewhere on the internet are available for some chapters. The course has been broken down into smaller pieces to help our friends in other countries with slow internet.

The following seven Ocean Principles videos were created by students with marine science professionals from NOAA, Sea Grant, COSEE, National Marine Educators and other organizations.

Dear Marine science colleague, (Español abajo)
I am happy to announce that we finally have all the Marine Science booklets produced by the National Aquarium
of Cuba available online for international use.

Covering about 20 subjects these Spanish-language booklets are the best I have seen in 18 years. Their content is scientifically rich and it is formatted for all ages with lots of pictures and cartoons. I encourage you to make it
available on your website so it can receive the broadest possible distribution.
All available on


Introduction to Ocean Principles

Powerpoint Slides

Marine Biology Course

Chapter 1 – Science of Marine Biology (8MB)

Chapter 2 – The Sea Floor (156MB)

Chapter 3 – Chemical & Physical Features (178MB)

Chapter 4 – Basics of Biology (121MB)

Chapter 5 – Microbial World (91MB)

Chapter 6 – Multicellular Primary Producers – Seaweed & Plants (220MB)

Chapter 7 – Invertebrates (314 MB)

Chapter 8 – Marine Fish & Vertebrates (357MB)

Chapter 9 – Marine Reptiles, Birds & Mammals (351MB)

Chapter 10 – Introduction to Marine Ecology (97MB)

Chapter 11 – Between the Tides (47MB)

Chapter 12 – Estuaries (7MB)

Chapter 13 – Kelpforests (21MB)

Chapter 14 – Coral Reefs (187MB)

Chapter 15 – Life Near the Surface (4MB)

Chapter 16 – Ocean Depths (19MB)

Chapter 17 – Resources from the Sea (77MB)

Chapter 18 – Human Impact on the Marine Environment (219MB)

Chapter 19 – Ocean & Human Affairs (17MB)

Additional Educational Materials



Virtual Class: Microplastics

Virtual Class: Water Chemistry


Introduction to Water Chemistry


Virtual Class: Marine Invertebrates

Introduction to Marine Invertebrate

Plankton & Primary Producers


Virtual Class: Physics

Virtual Class: Macroplastics

Advanced resources

Math & Navigation