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Survival Zone: The Intertidal Zone

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students determine water level tidal predictions for a given place for the next month, current status of the area and the local weather. Links are provided for the information. Students answer questions based on the information found,...
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Intertidal Zones

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore intertidal zones. In this intertidal zones lesson, students work in small groups and use ready-made materials to create a model of intertidal zones. Resources are provided.
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Rocky Intertidal Field Trip

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate tides and the land submerged under them.  In this intertidal field trip, Students visit the intertidal zone and observe the habitats and animals that live there.  Students view the pools under rocks where lobsters...
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The Intertidal Zone: Tides and How Creatures Survive

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the properties of ocean water and tides and learn about animals that live in intertidal zones. In this intertidal zone lesson, students participate in classroom stations to learn about fresh water and salt water, cold...
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Water Column Mix-Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine three ocean habitats; the intertidal zone, the pelagic zone and the abyss. They study the adaptations that animals living in these zones have made. They write a paragraph about what would happen to an animal if where...
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Intertidal Field Trip

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore an intertidal zone. In this science lesson, students travel to an intertidal zone. Students collect data and create species accumulation curves.
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Every Square Inch Counts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students monitor the abundance of organisms in photograph quadrats. For this environmental monitoring lesson, students view pictures of rocky intertidal and subtidal marine zones and discuss the importance of monitoring organism...
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Learning the Zones of the Ocean Using an Oil Spill.

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students participate in an activity in which they explore the various zones of the ocean. They clean up a mock oil spill and discuss the effects an oil spill has on each of the ocean zones.
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Life in the Rocky Intertidal Zone

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the challenges facing organisms living in an intertidal zone. Working in groups, they design organisms from common materials that exhibit adaptive features. After discussing the organisms, they can modify them to...
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Intertidal Stressors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars observe and record changes of intertidal zones. In this intertidal stressors lesson plan, students set-up intertidal areas with differing environmental conditions to observe and record changes. Young scholars analyze the...
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Intertidal Zone

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study climate change in the intertidal zones. In this intertidal zones lesson, students read an article about intertidal zones and review the scientific method. Students then come up with an experimental design for testing...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Entering the Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Imagine an ecosystem without any light or oxygen, where living things convert carbon dioxide into food. This ecosystem is thriving and might just be the largest ecosystem on our planet, yet we know very little about it. The lesson plan...
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Zones of the Rocky Intertidal Zones

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders predict intertidal zones for organisms. In this intertidal zones lesson, 6th graders analyze an illustration of an organism and a class diagram of the intertidal zones. Students research to locate the zone the organism is...
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The Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate tides and create a model of an intertidal zone. In this hands-on marine science lesson based on a Magic School Bus book, the teacher leads students in a discussion about tides, then helps students model a tide and...
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The Intertidal Zone: Tide and How Creatures Survive

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore oceanography by completing science worksheets. For this tide pools lesson, students discuss the forces of the tide pools, the animals that live within them, and the impact they have on the rest of the ocean. Students...
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Tides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Low tides, high tides, spring tides, neap tides, diurnal tides, semidiurnal tides, mixed tides ... just how many types of tides are there? The 10th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO)...
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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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The Intertidal Zone: Tides and How Creatures Survive

For Students 4th - 5th
In this intertidal zone worksheet, students study the various marine life creatures and list the characteristic that allows them to stay put in the intertidal zone. Students then draw or cut and paste the marine life and seaweed into...
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Making a Taxonomic Key

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students work as a team of abalone taxonomists who examine and classify abalones based on their shell characteristics of the four most common species. They also study the visible details of each species shell, make notes and eventually...
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Ride the Tide

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners examine the cause-and-effect relationship between tides and the rocky coast ecosystem. They complete a worksheet that illustrates the intertidal zone.
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Tides

For Students 6th - 12th
Sometimes low, sometimes high, but always in motion! Explore Earth's tidal system in the 10th interactive in a series of 13. Engaging life and earth science students alike, the versatile resource demonstrates cause and effect between...
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The Intertidal Zone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars research the diverse animal and plant life that inhabit the intertidal zones along the Pacific rocky coast. As students progress through this lesson, they begin to recognize distinct behaviors, adaptations, and...
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Ocean Habitats:

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the creatures of intertidal zones. They explore the adaptations species make to survive .
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Entering The Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th
For this lesson sixth grade students get into groups and research a given ocean habitat. The major features of cold-seep communities are the objective but plenty information is given about other habitats which could be assigned to...

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