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Ocean First Educationís Marine Science Course Approved to Meet the University of Californiaís Admission Requirements


Boulder, Colo. – WEBWIRE

By integrating the latest technology with cutting-edge research and a fresh approach to curriculum development, our courses offer students a truly immersive experience that brings marine science to life regardless of where students live," said Graham Casden, founder of Ocean First Education.

Ocean First Education, offering digital marine science curricula for grades K-12, today announced that its full-semester course Marine Science 101 fulfills a science requirement for admission to the University of California (UC).

Approved for its quality and rigor by UC faculty, Ocean First Educationís Marine Science 101 course offers students access to proprietary interviews with world-renowned scientists and the latest marine science research. The course, which can be facilitated by an educator or taken as a self-directed class, requires students to actively participate in the learning process through scientific inquiry using critical thinking skills, data analysis and explanation construction based on their observations. The course includes six units, each with a user guide, student guide, online assessment, and offline activities and labs.

ďOur courses offer students interactive learning experiences that capture their curiosity,Ē said Graham Casden, founder of Ocean First Education. ďBy integrating the latest technology with cutting-edge research and a fresh approach to curriculum development, our courses offer students a truly immersive experience that brings marine science to life regardless of where students live.Ē

To meet the UC admission requirements, known in California as the ďA-GĒ requirements, Ocean First Educationís Marine Science 101 course was reviewed by UC faculty to ensure it was designed with the explicit intention of developing and encouraging scientific habits that are needed for university-level studies. The review also confirmed that the course was aligned with all eight practices of science and engineering identified by the National Research Council Framework (NRCF) and detailed within the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS).

Those eight practices include asking questions and defining problems; developing and using models; planning and carrying out investigations; analyzing and interpreting data; using mathematics and computational thinking; constructing explanations; engaging in argument from evidence; obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

For more information about Ocean First Educationís Marine Science 101 course, visit: https://www.oceanfirsteducation.com/product/marine-science-101.

About Ocean First Education
Founded in 2008 and based in Boulder, Colorado, Ocean First Education provides innovative and dynamic digital marine science curricula for K-12. Our team of educators, scientists, filmmakers and explorers are committed to increasing awareness of marine environments and engaging students through interactive experiences. Ocean First Education is grounded in its mission to inspire our students, teachers and community to become stewards of the sea. For more information, visit www.OceanFirstEducation.com.


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