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Resource Language:

English

Regional Focus

Global

Ocean Image Bank

Author: The Ocean Agency
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College
Subjects: Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences
Resource Type:
  • Artwork
Synopsis
  • This resource is a searchable database of ocean images, which includes photographs that detail ocean life, coral bleaching, people and the ocean, litter, ocean animals, and much more. 
  • Students can see firsthand many parts of the ocean that are normally not accessible to them. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This resource is great for learners at all levels and can be applied to any class learning about aspects of the oceans. 
  • Students will be engaged by the beautiful images and searchability of the image bank. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have some knowledge of ocean habitats and the impacts climate change is having on the oceans. 

Differentiation

  • Due to the nature of this resource, it can be utilized in any class that is discussing any aspect of ocean life, including science, social studies, language arts, health, and art. 
  • This resource is an excellent tool for students to begin or supplement a research project about the ocean.
  • For younger students, they may find an image that interests them to start their investigation.
  • Older students may seek out an image about a topic they would like to learn more about.
Scientist Notes
The resource features photographs of marine resources to represent the state of the ocean and its biodiversity. This would inspire conservation action and build student's interests in oceanography. The resource is suggested as a teaching aid.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
      • 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
    • LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
      • 1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
      • 3-LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 4 - Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
      • VA:Pr4.1.4a Analyze how past, present, and emerging technologies have impacted the preservation and presentation of artwork.
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