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Water Will, Water Way
Students test tap water for hardness and mineral content. In this environmental science lesson, students identify the different stages of the water cycle. They classify plant and animals according to the rules of taxonomy.
Students study the diversity of marine life and their habitats. In this aquatic ecosystems lesson students complete a lab activity and experiment.
Marine Life Research and Persuasive Conservation Pamphlet
Tenth graders examine conservation and research a type of fish that is under environmental stress. In this conservation lesson students create a pamphlet about the conservation of a marine organism.
Harmful Algal Blooms
Students research harmful algal blooms. In this scientific research lesson, students work in cooperative groups to create a report about various types of harmful algal blooms. They will compare and contrast ways these blooms are harmful and create an action plan to reduce the environmental impact of these algal blooms.
Students explore algal blooms. In this ecosystem and health lesson plan, students define and describe harmful algal blooms, then discuss ways in which the impact of these algal blooms could be reduced. Students work in groups to research specific questions related to the topic, then share their findings with the class. Extensive resource materials and a detailed bibliography are included.
The Animals Kingdom
Students are introduced to the classification system of animals. In groups, they set up an aquarium in which they must maintain throughout the year. They also observe earthworms and how they react to various stimuli and research the characteristics of arthropods. To end the lesson, they focus on one phylum of animals and present their information to the class.
Nonpoint Source Pollution in Long Island Sound
Learners examine and identify the types of nonpoint pollution on Long Island Sound. In groups, they walk the shoreline, collect trash and identify its source. Using that information, they create a variety of graphs of the different types of trash they found. To end the instructional activity, they work together in groups to create a poster and presentation to share their results with the class.
Students look carefully at shells and observe the differences between species and the names of common shells. Then they identify and complete a Mollusk Matching handout included in the lesson and write the letter of each shell in the correct numbered space provided. Students also identify that it is important to learn about mollusks because many are important as a food source or medicine.
In this adjectives worksheet, learners fill in the blank with an adjective to describe the nouns in the sentences. Students are also asked to come up with 2 sentences of their own using adjectives.
From Zero to Superhero
Students discuss superheroes, focusing first on the details of creating the character of Batman. They work in small groups to develop superheroes for the 1990s, and write stories or cartoons about their superhero's adventures on their own.
Word Search: Common Seashells
Here is a wordsearch on common seashells. There are 25 shell words that have to be found in the search. Each one has a colorful and accurate picture on the worksheet. An answer key is included.
This art lesson also incorporates a study Mexican and South American cultures and art. Students then create Nichos, which are small, decorated boxes commonly found in homes and public places, or displayed on walls or pedestals.
Fit For Life: Eat Smart and Exercise
Students examine the problem of obesity among teenagers. They view a video and discuss what could be done to avoid becoming overweight. They also explore the importance of exercise.
Students examine the significance of marine benthic habitats and how they can be mapped and monitored. They participate in a class lecture and discussion, complete a worksheet, and retrieve and analyze data using a geographic information system.
Students examine how how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and promote the common good, and identify examples of where they fail to do so. They describe how workers with specialized jobs and the ways in which they contribute to the production and exchange of goods and services. They create their own factory where paper airplanes are produced.
Classifying Commercial Marine Species
Learners investigate taxonomy. They explore some of the commercial marine species caught in Magdalena Bay and develop a classification system for presented animals.
Long Island Sound - A Research Skill Approach
Eighth graders examine the characteristic of Long Island Sound. In groups, they use the internet to describe how the Sound formed and what environmental changes have altered it. They also discover what humans have done to affect the Sound and what can be done to correct the problems. To end the lesson, they develop their own plan to reverse the damages made by humans.
Introduction to Wetlands
Students describe the characteristics of a wetland, identify plants and animals found there, and how those plants and animals have adapted to their environment. They visit stations, view a video, and complete a KWL about the wetlands.
Students define the word dichotomous and explain why a dichotomous key is a useful tool in identifying different species. Then they look up words they are unfamiliar with or mollusk reference books so students can learn the names of mollusk parts, which help them through the key. Students also try to figure out what shell they have been given and exchange shells with other students to practice using their dichotomous key.
For this moon snails worksheet, learners read a 2 page article on moon snails, define 8 vocabulary words relating to moon snails and answer 7 short answer questions relating to the article.