Harvesting the Ocean for Medical Science

Pupils read articles introducing them to the scientific benefits of the horseshoe crab and brainstorm the challenges and benefits of harvesting them from the ocean. They conduct Internet research (links provided), and have a class discussion. Finally, they pretend they are scientists who are going to harvest the species for medical purposes. As scientists, they prepare a written plan explaining the reasons they must harvest the horseshoe crab.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
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