Natural Laboratories

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The Great Bay Reserve encompasses 10,235 acres including over 7,000 acres of open water and wetlands. Scholars learn about the importance of estuaries through research into a specific reserve. They focus on the habitats, pollution, nutrients, and indicator species.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add additional time for research at home or in a computer lab
  • Share more photographs of the Great Bay Reserve
Classroom Considerations

  • Save on printing by allowing pupils to read online if Internet access is available

  • Offers two extension ideas for those wishing to learn more
  • Includes many excellent resources for additional research

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