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Chesapeake Bay Teacher Resources
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Take an in-depth look at nutrient loading, eutrophication, and hypoxia using data on The Chesapeake Bay as an example. This comprehensive presentation includes detailed graphs, photos, and details about the changes in marine organism populations. Note that this presentation is in pdf format rather than individual slides. Content level is geared toward advanced environmental science or even college level courses.
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts from the reading and then use critical thinking skills to explain their thinking about the material covered in the reading. An excellent resource for any social studies classroom, this worksheet incorporates content learning as well as procedural skill practice
A professional and comprehensive presentation on Chesapeake Bay water quality is in store for your ecology class. If you live in the Chesapeake Bay region and want to get learners involved in conservation efforts, this slide show will do the trick. It educates viewers about nutrient runoff and sources of pollution, how to determine water quality, and the impact on local wildlife. The latter part of the presentation actually lays out a timeline for a restoration program begun in 2003.