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In this math lesson, students calculate the cost of bridge construction and time of completion. They solve and write short answers to 5 questions using mathematical operations.
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.
In this Chesapeake Bay worksheet, students read word problems and answer questions about years passed, and money spent on the two ways to drive over Chesapeake Bay. Students complete 5 problems.
In this lighthouses on Chesapeake Bay activity, students read 4 passages about different lighthouses and answer 8 questions about them.
Young scholars explore Virginia geography.  In this Virginia history and geography instructional activity, students examine a copy of the map John Smith used to explore Virginia.  Young scholars compare and contrast this map with a current map, and complete a related worksheet.
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.
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. 
Students investigate past and present human activities and how they affect the Chesapeake Bay.  In this life science lesson students determine what actions will positively affect the health of organisms in the bay. 
Students perform pH and turbidity test to determine water quality. In this environmental science instructional activity, students analyze NASA database on chlorophyll-a in the bay. They explain how a small river area affects Chesapeake Bay.
In this environmental science worksheet, students identify the different animals that live and visit Chesapeake Bay by completing 6 word scrambles.
Middle schoolers use the Bayville interactive to explore the Bay's watershed and how nutrients end up in the Bay and what people are doing to reduce the pollutants.
In this animals at Chesapeake Bay activity, learners find out about the animals that live at Chesapeake Bay by completing a word scramble. Students complete 4 word scrambles.
Middle schoolers use the Bayvill interactive and take on a role as an associate producer whose job is to gather information about the Bay and make recommendations to the company about which stories to feature in a TV mini-series.
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. If you do, this PowerPoint is for you! If not, you could invest a little time in changing that category and the associated questions. This task would definitely be simpler than starting from scratch!
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. You can introduce the use of data tables and charts.
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.
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. Links to four worksheets and many other resources are embedded into the lesson plan.
Students 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.
Learners 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 instructional activity, students discover the migration pattern of the Blue Crab between brackish water and ocean water.
For 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.

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