Students examine how a coastal area changes after it has been developed. They discover the impact of development on the environment. They illustrate their own non-developed area and change it into a developed area.
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When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Clean Up, Collect Data, and Conserve the Environment!
Do a good deed and learn a little math at the same time! An intriguing lesson asks learners to collect trash and weigh the collection. They calculate the mean and median of the data and compare it to data in a report on coastal cleanup.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Swamps, Shrimp, and Tsunamis: A Simulation of Sustainable Development Issues in Coastal Ecuador
Learners examine the economic benefits, environmental losses and dangers of the shrimp farming industry on the coast of Ecuador. They read a script, role-play people involved in the shrimp business, and write an essay of the pros and cons.
6th - 8th Science