HI! I wanted to see what others are doing as far as how/in what order they teach Marine Bio. content. I use Castro & Huber for Honors and Karleskint for Regular.
This year (my 1st w/ this class) I did the history of marine bio. first, sea floor, water stuff (chemistry, salinity, etc), plants & seaweeds, inverts then vertebrates. But going through the animal phyla just ended up being like what I did with my previous bio. classes - just a parade of animals. They had no connection to the various marine habitats.
I want to change it up next year and go through more of the ecology - intertidal, estuaries, coral reefs, etc. And as we go through those habitats visit the aninmals found there.
Does anyone teach it this way? Have any suggestions or helpful hints for labs/activities????
Thanks a bunch! :)