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Use online tools and resources to examine data concerning key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect it. Your class will examine efforts to preserve and restore the bay's health.
Students use online tools and resources to examine the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They examine the various animals and plants that inhabit the watershed and explore how each one is an important part of the bay.
Examine how industrial and residential runoff affects the bay by using online tools and resources to examine data. The key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect them are the main focus of this environmental study.
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.
Students compare historical maps with modern-day maps including specifically the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They research online the characteristics of life during the Chesapeake Bay watershed and identify the changes that have taken place.
Students conduct research on the Chesapeake Bay, from Captain John Smith's explorations of Native American settlements to the present. They examine the interrelationships between people and places and how they change over time.
Students identify characteristics of a bay and watershed. They study the Chesapeake Bay watershed and describe the path of water in a watershed. They create a model of a watershed and describe how a watershed supports people, animals, and plants.
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.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article on "The Chesapeake Bay". Students read 5 sentences and fill in each blank in each sentence with a word from the article. Students answer 3 short answer questions on the lines provided.
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
Students compare historical maps with modern day maps. They explore information about the history of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Students research various facets of life in the Chesapeake Bay region over time. They make predictions about the future of the Chesapeake Bay.
In this math activity, students read several selections about lighthouses in Chesapeake Bay and answer 15 short answer questions that follow.
In this environmental science lesson, students write a short story about what it's like to help at an oyster garden. They formulate 2 hypotheses on the disappearance of oysters in Chesapeake Bay.
In this Chesapeake Bay worksheet, students read a 1-page article about the region and then respond to 5 fill in the blank and 3 short answer questions.
In this Chesapeake Bay worksheet, students read a dialogue between 2 people about what had happened to the Chesapeake Bay filtering system, and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 questions.
Fourth graders make a drawing of a town along a river off of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Upon completion, they give an oral description of their town, including its houses, stores, businesses, farm area, government, etc., and will name and locate the town.
High schoolers research the Chesapeake Bay, examining how changes over time can help illuminate the interrelationship between people and place. Then the students apply a similar approach to their local area. High schoolers present their research in groups.
Middle schoolers explore an ongoing situation in the Chesapeake Bay: the disappearance of large meadows of underwater grasses, collectively known as SAV, or submerged aquatic vegetation. They form their own opinions as to why it's disappearing.
Students explore environmental protection by creating a presentation in class. For this Chesapeake Bay lesson, students discuss the current threats from human beings towards the delicate balance of life near the bay. Students identify the facts and create a presentation sharing their cleanup ideas with the class.
Students explore the ways native species interact in a healthy Chesapeake Bay. They investigate issues associated with invasive species.

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