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- Stoneham, MA
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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. They research ways humans are destroying the marshland and compare aerial photographs and topographical maps.
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. As long as your learners have a strong attention span, this resource is a thorough way to teach them about the wetlands habitat.
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!