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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. Students compare a freshwater tidal marsh to a peatland.
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.
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.
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. They demonstrate how abiotic factors such as wind, sun, water and oxygen affect biotic factors in an ecosystem.
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus. They label illustrations with the correct vocabulary words and complete several other activities. They finish by writing the vocabulary word on the line next to its meaning.