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The Marsh Land as a Changing Environment
Sixth graders continue their examination of the state of Connecticut. After taking a field trip, they identify the types of birds, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates who make their home in the salt marshes. In groups, they identify the types of organisms that cannot live or function without the presence of another organism.
6th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Who Eats Whom in the Salt Marsh?
Seventh graders complete a virtual online salt marsh tour. In groups, they observe and identify the various types of animals found in the marsh. After categorizing the animals, they create a food web based on the animals role in the ecosystem.
7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Coastal Ecosystems: Salt Marshes and Mangroves
What factors drive a coastal ecosystem? Marine biology or environmental studies classes find out by viewing this presentation. They meet the fauna and flora of salt marshes and mangroves. They are familiarized with threats to these fragile ecological communities.
7th - 12th Science 10 Views 10 Downloads
Nutria And The Disappearing Marsh
Young analysts examine changes in the nutria population, vegetation density, and marsh area over time in the wetlands of Louisiana. They import data and use the TI-73 Explorer to graph and analyze the effects of nutria on marsh loss.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Field Trip to the Salt Marsh/Coastal Ecosystem
Students identify the animals and plants of the salt marsh, recall the benefits of it and assess the ecosystem components. In this salt marsh lesson students get to see the ecosystem firsthand and conduct population estimates of snails and apply it to how scientists conduct experiments.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Effect of Tides & Elevation on Wetland Plant Communities
Students comprehend how tides can impact shoreline plant communities through the study of a freshwater tidal marsh. They use actual tidal data to show that tidal ranges differ among geographic locations, even those relatively close together.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Salt Marshes And Their Inhabitants
Students investigate the ecosystem of the salt marshes. This is done in order to develop an appreciation for this type of environment. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students are given samples of different organisms found in the salt marshes and then they are discussed at the lab stations.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Wingra Marsh: A Purple Population Problem
High schoolers engage students in an ecological inquiry. They author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school giving their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on campus.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Why is a salt marsh important?
Students discuss the salt marsh. They define the following terms: habitat, water, land and air. Students work in small groups. They are asked why are they going to a salt marsh? Students discuss whose habitat is it at the salt marsh.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Salt Marshes - Biotic Perspectives
The vocabulary used in this presentation on salt marshes makes it most appropriate for high school or college level ecology classes. The content, however, is relatively simple; It introduces the flora and fauna of this type of ecosystem. There is a slide describing productivity and one of a sample food web as well.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Drama in the Salt Marsh
Students are introduced to the various organisms that live in a salt marsh. They recognize adaptations of organisms that live in the salt marsh. Pupils review concepts of the ecosystem and niche. Students explain the different roles in an ecosystem using the example of a salt marsh.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Invasives and Marsh Birds
High schoolers are taught that invasive plant removal can have a variety of impacts. They are shown this by using graphs. Students view maps of vegetation change on Iona Island. They discuss implications of changes on marsh birds using data and photos.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Look at Tidal Wetlands
Here is a comprehensive and lengthy presentation on tidal wetlands. Many photos of grasses and the animals that live among them are included, making this a virtual field trip. The progression of the presentation is as if you would walk from the shore, through the lower and upper marsh, the storm zone, and finally the maritime forest.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads