Course title

Marine Science 1


Biology 1

Course description

Marine Science 1

Credits: 1 Semesters: 2


Biology 1.


Since the beginning of time; humans have relied on the ocean. But as our planet continues to change over time; human activity has impacted the environment. In the marine science course; students will explore the watery depths of our own planet and understand just how vital the ocean is to our existence.

Throughout the course; students will meet marine animals and see how they interact with each other and their environment. They will tour the evolving seafloor and see trenches; volcanoes; and ridges; just to name a few. Along the way; students will hang ten as they discover waves; currents; tides; and other physical interactions between the ocean and the land. Finally; students will study the impacts of chemical processes on our blue planet and how they affect the water; the atmosphere; and even our climate. With a focus on conservation; this course will show students that the ocean connects us all; across distance and even time. Hang on?it?s going to be an amazing journey.

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Major Topics and Concepts


  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Ocean Exploration
  • Ocean Zones
  • Properties of Water
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Ocean Formation
  • Ocean?s Impact on Weather
  • Ocean?s Impact on Climate
  • Air and Sea Interactions
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Ocean?s Systems
  • Waves
  • Tides and Currents
  • Coastal Dynamics


  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Marine Populations
  • Adaptations
  • Marine Habitats
  • Marine EcosystemsFood Webs and Energy Transfer
  • Marine Relationships
  • Human Impact on Marine Life
  • Biotechnology
  • Pollution
  • Conservation
  • Research and Resources
  • Future of an Ocean Planet

Required Materials

Household items for lab experiments

School country

United States

School state


High school

Florida Virtual School

School / district Address

2145 Metrocenter Boulevard, Suite 100

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Online / Virtual