Welcome to Aquatic Science!
Course Description: Students in Aquatic Science investigate the biodiversity of salt water and fresh water organisms, including their interactions with the physical and chemical environment. The unique characteristics of aquatic organisms, abiotic and biotic components of aquatic environments, aquatic resources and the human impact to these ecosystems will also be examined.
Aquatic Science Course Syllabus Outline
Unit 1 - History of Oceanography on the "Water Planet"
Unit 2 –Understanding Water: Water Chemistry and Fluid Dynamics
Unit 3 – Mapping World Water: Plate Tectonics and Maps
Unit 4 – WatershedsUnit 5 – Aquatic Ecosystems Part 1: Aquifers, Springs, Lakes & Ponds
Unit 6-Aquatic Ecosystems Part 2
Unit 7- Ocean Topography
Unit 8-Currents and ClimateUnit 9-Waves & Tides
Unit 10-Global Water and the Weather
Unit 11- Ecology
Unit 12-Aquatic Plants and AnimalsConclusion: Aquatics & Human ImpactFinal