The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org), whose Project Office is based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), recently acquired science kits from the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE) (based at the University of Hawaii) for use by regional teachers. Teachers can use these kits free of charge.
C-MORE has developed a number of science kits covering various topics in oceanography (http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits.htm). C-MORE science kits offer lesson plans and materials for hands-on science activities in a self-contained format. They are designed for use with a range of grade levels. Each kit provides the information and supplies necessary for educators to teach their students about a particular topic in oceanography. These easy to use kits are a great resource for any classroom.
Ocean Acidification kit (6-12th grade): http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/ocean_acid_kit.htm
Marine Mystery kit (3rd-8th grade): http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/marine_mystery_kit.htm
To request a kit
Visit http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/requestform.htm and select Massachusetts as state. Choose the kit you are most interested in and an email message will automatically be sent. You will be contacted directly.