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- Downey, CA
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Students explore algal blooms. In this ecosystem and health instructional activity, 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.
There are three separate lessons within this resource that can be used together, or that can each stand alone. In the first, five simple activities allow junior scientists to examine the amazing properties of water. In the second, they compare the strength of potato chips with ridges and without to demonstrate why seashells might have ridges. The third lesson gets learners thinking about what objects might be unsafe to pick up when beach combing. Geared toward younger scientists, these lessons could be used in an ocean unit or prior to a field trip to the shore.
Students investigate marine benthic habitats and their importance. In this coastal monitoring and bottom watching lesson plan, students study the importance of marine benthic habitats, they describe 3 sources of stress on marine benthic habitats and they retrieve and analyze data from a geographic information system about marine benthic habitats. Students answer 6 questions from the data they gather.
Fifth graders research Nova Scotia to gather information to relate geography and its effect on the people who live there. In this Nova Scotia lesson, access their prior knowledge to complete a map of Nova Scotia. Students work in groups and create pictures, role play, write a song or others as a clue for a location in the Nova Scotia notes.
Students examine the different types of water pollutants and how they affect the waterways. In this environmental science instructional activity, students collect and interpret data from government agencies. They discuss how industrial development in their area affect the water resources.
Discuss scientific notation with this mathematics lesson. Middle schoolers predict which problem is bigger of two numbers. They analyze the problems by observing the powers of 10 in order to decide which is bigger. This appears to be an education student-written lesson plan, but does present some useful ideas.
Students research harmful algal blooms. In this scientific research instructional activity, 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 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.
Students 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.
Young scholars 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.