Course title

Marine Science I



Course description

General Course Information and NotesGeneral Notes

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry; research; measurement; problem solving; laboratory apparatus and technologies; experimental procedures; and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level; all students should be in the science lab or field; collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory; classroom; or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools; materials; data collection techniques; and models (NRC; 2006; p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work; as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate; interpret; and present the resulting data (National Research Council; 2006; p.77; NSTA; 2007).

Special Notes:†Instructional Practices†Teaching from a range of complex text is optimized when teachers in all subject areas implement the following strategies on a routine basis:†

  1. Ensuring wide reading from complex text that varies in length.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Emphasizing text-specific complex questions; and cognitively complex tasks; reinforce focus on the text and cultivate independence.
  4. Emphasizing students supporting answers based upon evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

Science and Engineering Practices†(NRC†Framework for K-12 Science Education; 2010)

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Using mathematics; information and computer technology; and computational thinking.
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
  • Engaging in argument from evidence.
  • Obtaining; evaluating; and communicating information.

Literacy Standards in ScienceSecondary science courses include reading standards for literacy in science and technical subjects 6-12 and writing standards for literacy in history/social studies; science; and technical subjects 6-12. The courses also include speaking and listening standards. For a complete list of standards required for this course click on the blue tile labeled course standards. You may also download the complete course including all required standards and notes sections using the export function located at the top of this page.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:Teachers are required to provide listening; speaking; reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information; ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Science. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual; graphic; or interactive support; students will interact with grade level words; expressions; sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL's need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors; please click on the following link:†

Additional Instructional Resources:A.V.E. for Success Collection is provided by the Florida Association of School Administrators:† Please be aware that these resources have not been reviewed by CPALMS and there may be a charge for the use of some of them in this collection.

General InformationCourse Number:†2002500Course Path:Section:†Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses†>†Grade Group:†Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses†>†Subject:†Science†>†SubSubject:†Marine Sciences†>†Abbreviated Title:†MARINE SCI 1Number of Credits:†One (1) creditCourse Length:†Year (Y)†Course Type:†Core Academic CourseCourse Level:†2Course Status:†Course Approved†Grade Level(s):†9;10;11;12††Graduation Requirement:†Equally Rigorous Science

School country

United States

School state


School city

Vero Beach

School / district Address

6055 62nd Avenue

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Online / Virtual