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Ocean science: Nutrient cycle and ecosystems -- 360° video and photo tour activity


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Resource: On the island


Media (3 mins)Engage in this 360° tour of Cocos Island to discover the valuable nutrients that migratory species depend on for their long journeys through the open ocean. Key Concepts: nutrient cycle, interactions and interdependencies, abiotic and biotic components of ecosystems, biodiversity

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Activity (1 hour 15 mins): Create a photo tour - Students are given a series of photos to build their own photo tour. They are prompted to add their learning into the tour via information points or narration. [A link to an NFB drive of photos is provided in the slide deck.]

  • Want another format? We offer a Google Slides version of the activity, a Microsoft Powerpoint version of the activity, and a PDF version of the activity on the Ocean School website.

About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us. Ocean School is ad-free and requires no login for teacher or student.

Available in French
Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.

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