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The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Explore its origins, organisms, and contributing rivers with this PowerPoint. It opens with several slides of general information on the formation of estuaries, then it identifies the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It concludes with a few slides on the people and animals that live around the bay. This informative presentation can be used when exploring landforms, the water cycle, or marine organisms.
Seventh graders complete a number average activity using fish. In this number average lesson, 7th graders go fishing and record the amount of fish from the information card at each hole. Students tally and average the numbers. Students find mean, median, mode, and outliers in the data set.
Middle schoolers 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.