Chesapeake Bay Teacher Resources
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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer questions.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
John Smith's Map of Chesapeake Bay
Students explore Virginia geography. In this Virginia history and geography lesson, students examine a copy of the map John Smith used to explore Virginia. Students compare and contrast this map with a current map, and complete a related worksheet.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 Downloads
Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Students use GIS mapping software to analyze the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They create and develop maps highlighting the watershed's problematic areas. After assessing environmental factors, they survey the watershed's water quality and vulnerability.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Water, currents, waves, salt marshes, and The Chesapeake Bay make up the categories for this Jeopardy-style game. In terms of functionality, it works well. However, it is unlikely that you focus on the Chesapeake Bay as part of your water unit.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Facts on Fish Species
Here is a brief outline of facts on various Chesapeake Bay fish species. Use it as an example of what kind of information you want your life science learners to collect when you assign them a specific species to research. Another way to use this resource would be to design an empty data table for them to fill in with information from these pages.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Activity 2: Salinity & Tides
Students explore the effects of tides and salinity on an estuary. In this salinity and tides lesson plan, students complete 3 activities which help them understand estuarine systems. They study the tides in the Chesapeake Bay, they study the salinity where the York River meets the bay and they study the interaction of the tides and a river flow.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 56 Downloads
Blue Crabs - The Blue Crab's Chesapeake Journey
A plethora of information about the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay will amaze and delight your marine biologists. They learn, through direct instruction, about the characteristics and life cycle of this fascinating arthropod. A highlight of this lesson is an analysis of actual data on the whereabouts of the crab at the larval stage, the juvenile stage, and adults.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
What's the Deal? What Eats What in the Bay, and Why is This Important?
Young scholars explore ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. They, examine cause and effect relationships among plants and animals found in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Students articulate the impact the introduction of new species and/or the disappearance of old species has on the entire Bay ecosystem.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Marine invertebrates The Blue Crab
Students apply what they learn about the life stages of the Blue Crab to survey data on numbers in the Chesapeake Bay area. In this ecology lesson, students discover the migration pattern of the Blue Crab between brackish water and ocean water.
6th - 9th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
Maggie's Earth Adventures-Don't Get Caught-Solve the Next Problem, Too!
In this problem solving worksheet, students are given a series of events that occur in the Chesapeake Bay related to the rockfish. Students provide a solution to saving endangered fish and they use information/data to hypothesize why rockfish are dying in the bay.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads