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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 11 Views 11 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 8 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
Why is a salt marsh important?
Middle schoolers 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? Middle schoolers discuss whose habitat is it at the salt marsh.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 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 1 Download
Marine Habitats of Galveston Island
Four lessons introduce elementary ecologists to salt marsh and sandy beach habitats. In the first lesson, they place shells and other materials in vinegar to determine if they contain calcium carbonate. In the second lesson, they read a mystery in which a blue crab has gone missing.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 14 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 4 Views 13 Downloads
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
Field Trip to the Salt Marsh/Coastal Ecosystem
High schoolers 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
Salt Marsh Plants and Animals
In this salt march plant and animals worksheet, students read descriptions of animals, then match each to its picture. Students then read about tidal animals and choose which animals in picture are most likely to be in a salt march at low tide and high tide.
4th - 5th Science 14 Views 103 Downloads
Introduction to Salt Tolerant Plants of the Great Salt
Students focus on the Pickleweed plant growing in the Great Salt Lake ecosystem. The different biological communities surrounding the lake which are divided into beaches, inland salt marshes, salt playas and saline plains, form the ecosystems explored i
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
Wetlands and Saltmarshes
Students identify the different functions of a wetland system and why the system is important to the St. Mary's River ecosystem and the environment. They play a migration game and write a journal about the salt marsh periwinkle and how wetlands and marshes are important to its survival.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads