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Oyster Gardens - No Soil Required!

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Explore the practice of oyster gardening. Because oysters play a vital role in marine ecosystems and their populations have declined, biologists are transplanting oyster seed to repopulate reefs. After learning about this practice,...
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Little Oyster: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children will love researching and then creating a bottom dwelling mollusk of their own. They watch clips describing the ocean ecosystem and how oysters fit into their environment. Next, they research what oysters eat and how they look....
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Oyster Culture Cycle Worksheet

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this oyster culture cycle worksheet, students answer 31 questions about the six stages of the oyster culture cycle. They also answer questions about the oyster business.
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Oyster Shell Observation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, practicing scientific method, identify specific attributes to various oyster shells.
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The New Haven Oyster Industry and Water Quality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the different types of water pollutants and how they affect the waterways. In this environmental science lesson, students collect and interpret data from government agencies. They discuss how industrial development in...
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Oyster Morphs: Adaptations to the Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students demonstrate how organisms adapt to their environment. They examine prey and predators, natural selection, and adaptations by representing oyster morph.
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Oysters Are Habit Forming!

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine the relationships within a salt marsh habitat. In this habitat lesson, students examine the various kinds of symbiotic relationships in a salt marsh habitat.
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Oysters: Impacts on Bay and Economy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are able to understand the history and economic impact of the oyster, as well as its function in the St. Mary's River Ecosystem. They are provided live specimen for each student to investigate and touch. Students are...
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Downing's Oyster House: Building New York

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore African American contributions to New York City. In this antebellum New York instructional activity, 4th graders research the accomplishments of Thomas Downing. Students explore primary and secondary sources about...
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Plot the Oysters' Peril!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use comic strips to teach sequencing in narrative poetry. As homework, each class member selects a comic strip with 4-8 frames, cuts the frames apart, places the pieces in an envelope, and brings the envelope to class. Class members swap...
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Oystercatcher Maze

For Students 7th - 8th
In this mazes worksheet, students determine the best strategy to assist an oyster catcher in finding an oyster through an interesting maze.
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Build a Coral Polyp

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students build a coral polyp out of a banana, straw, oyster crackers, sprinkles, and more. In this coral polyp lesson plan, students also list the differences between plants and animals.
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First Thanksgiving Meal

For Students 5th Standards
Cranberries, oysters, lobster, deer, and cabbage were just a few of the foods found on the table at the First Thanksgiving. After reading a two-page passage about the historic meal, class members respond to 10 reading response questions. 
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Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The poems of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are the focus of a unit that asks readers to consider how an artist's life and changes in society influences his or her work. After careful study of Whitman's and Dickinson's perspectives on...
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Salt Water Revival

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students produce a high tide. In this Marine Biology lesson, students visit a tide pool to investigate the creatures response to changes in the tide. Students discuss the results of their experimentation.
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Black Pearls

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine where pearls come from and where mollusks are found. They discover how pearls are formed in nature and how they are they made by humans. They use ordinary oyster shells to examine mother of pearl.
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Vocabulary Words With "oi" and "oy"

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary words with "oi" and "oy" spellings activity, learners spell from dictation, unscramble, and write in sentences the words choice, spoil, oyster, coin, voice, and poison. Students write eighteen answer.
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Marine Fisheries Management

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Almost 200 slides make this a vast collection! It is a quirky collection, titled "Marine Fisheries Management," but having little to do with that occupation. What you will find are two-toned blue backgrounds with no pictures, but a few...
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Long Island Sound

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students use the Internet to research the history of Long Island Sound. In groups, they identify the sources of point and nonpoint pollution and how humans are impacting the area. After watching a video, they discuss the role of...
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What Happened to the Chesapeake Bay Filtering System?

For Students 6th - 9th
For this environmental science lesson, students write a short story about what it's like to help at an oyster garden. They formulate 2 hypotheses on the disappearance of oysters in Chesapeake Bay.
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Swimming with Crabs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore Earth science by completing several graphic organizer activities in class. In this oceanography lesson plan, students research ocean inhabitants such as blue crab and oysters. Students complete graphic organizers about...
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Water Quality and the St. Mary¿¿¿s River Project Monitoring

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students list different parameters of water and explain how each is important to the balance of the St. Mary ecosystem. They identify the different instruments and explain what they test.
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Mangrove Ecosystem

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Eager ecologists explore ecosystems through video and photographs of a Mangrove. They discuss the animals in this habitat and how they interact with each other after reading and discussing "The Sea, the Storm and the Mangrove Tangle."...
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Native Americans and Natural Resources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...

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