This is semester one of a two-semester course in Oceanography. Students receive an introduction to oceanography including the history of marine science, a discussion of the origin of life (including the Big Bang Theory) and its connection to the ocean, an exploration of the energy of life, and an introduction to ocean life including simple life, invertebrates, and vertebrates. Students explore these topics through a variety of content including an etextbook, videos, and interactives. Each lesson includes a quiz or assignment and each unit culminates in a unit project and unit test. Through the lesson assignments and unit projects, students will demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways including presentations, creative projects, hands-on activities, writing and more.