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Survival Zone: The Intertidal Zone
Learners determine water level tidal predictions for a given place for the next month, current status of the area and the local weather. Links are provided for the information. Students answer questions based on the information found, then determine whether given animals would survive in the intertidal zone and which part, explaining their reasoning.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Rocky Intertidal Field Trip
Learners investigate tides and the land submerged under them. In this intertidal field trip, Students visit the intertidal zone and observe the habitats and animals that live there. Learners view the pools under rocks where lobsters are found.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach
Students investigate tides and create a model of an intertidal zone. In this hands-on marine science lesson based on a Magic School Bus book, the teacher leads students in a discussion about tides, then helps students model a tide and participate in populating an intertidal zone.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 5 Views 21 Downloads
Life in the Rocky Intertidal Zone
Fourth graders examine the challenges facing organisms living in an intertidal zone. Working in groups, they design organisms from common materials that exhibit adaptive features. After discussing the organisms, they can modify them to increase the odds of survival.
4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Every Square Inch Counts
Students monitor the abundance of organisms in photograph quadrats. For this environmental monitoring lesson, students view pictures of rocky intertidal and subtidal marine zones and discuss the importance of monitoring organism abundance. They use life-sized photographs of marine quadrats to count and determine the relative abundance of organisms.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 51 Downloads
Water Column Mix-Up
Students examine three ocean habitats; the intertidal zone, the pelagic zone and the abyss. They study the adaptations that animals living in these zones have made. They write a paragraph about what would happen to an animal if where located in the wrong zone.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads
Students study climate change in the intertidal zones. In this intertidal zones lesson, students read an article about intertidal zones and review the scientific method. Students then come up with an experimental design for testing rising temperatures and pH levels and their affect on intertidal organisms.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Middle schoolers observe and record changes of intertidal zones. In this intertidal stressors instructional activity, students set-up intertidal areas with differing environmental conditions to observe and record changes. Middle schoolers analyze the results after one week.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Entering The Twilight Zone
In this lesson sixth grade students get into groups and research a given ocean habitat. The major features of cold-seep communities are the objective but plenty information is given about other habitats which could be assigned to multiple groups in your classroom.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Intertidal Zone
Students research the diverse animal and plant life that inhabit the intertidal zones along the Pacific rocky coast. As students progress through this lesson, they begin to recognize distinct behaviors, adaptations, and characteristics of the coastal animals and plants in their aquatic habitats.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Intertidal Zone: Tides and How Creatures Survive
Students study the properties of ocean water and tides and learn about animals that live in intertidal zones. In this intertidal zone lesson plan, students participate in classroom stations to learn about fresh water and salt water, cold water and warm water, centrifugal force, tides, and currents.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Entering the Twilight Zone
Students describe major features of cold-seep communities and the process of chemosynthesis as it relates to organisms in each habitat. In this deep-sea habitats instructional activity, students study the categorization of ocean habitats according to their ocean zone.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads