Tide Pool Teacher Resources

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Tide Pool Discovery

For Teachers 1st
First graders visit the Discovery Pool, where they use their senses to investigate the different tide pool species. They touch different species. Students describe how each one feels, and what they look like in words. They draw the...
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Exploring Tide Pools

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students identify a variety of tide pool animals and the conditions necessary for these animals to exist. They share their knowledge through a multimedia project or a clay animation movie.
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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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Starfish Project

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students discuss ocean waters, tides, tide pools and the animals which live in the tide pools. They practice the push and pull method with a chink of clay to create a starfish from clay. They apply texture and decorate the starfish...
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Starfish Project: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 6th
After exploring the wonders of ocean life found in tidal pools, explore ocean life through ceramic art. Kids use texturing and the pinch-and-pull technique to create starfish, just like the ones found at the seashore. Suggested...
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Decorator Crabs Make High Fashion at Low Tide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New York, Paris, Milan ... and now, high fashion in a California tide pool! Junior zoologists explore the world of the decorator crab and learn about its amazing camouflage. Also featured is the moss crab, which incorporates anemone into...
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The Rockpool

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students examine a detailed picture of a rock pool (tide pool) and the many creatures that live in or near it. Students color the picture and try to identify the animals and plants.
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Tidal Pools

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the survival needs of different organisms and the conditions in a particular area that can affect these survival rates.
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The Intertidal Zone: Tide and How Creatures Survive

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore oceanography by completing science worksheets. In 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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Under the Sea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and interpret that non-fiction books have features like a table of contents, a glossary, and an index, which can efficiently help them find information. They also identify how to narrow the search for information by...
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Monitoring Life In The Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate marine life by researching aquatic organisms on the Internet. In this oceanography lesson, students monitor algae and animals of the ocean by identifying their population and habitat on data sheet ID cards. Students...
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Way Down in the Deep Blue Sea

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Uncover the mysterious wonders of the ocean with activities that span the subjects!
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Ocean Discovery

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Immerse your young marine biologists in the world of marine animals. The lesson includes several activities that are age-appropriate for preschoolers and kindergartners, including coloring pages, gluing feathers and sand onto paper...
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Community Ecology: Feel the Love

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Warblers are small birds that have been known to get caught in spider webs. The video covers community ecology, focusing on the Competitive Exclusion Principle using the example of warblers. It also includes fundamental versus realized...
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Hermit Crabs

For Students 4th - 5th
In this hermit crabs worksheet, students utilize an article about hermit crabs and a dictionary to find the definitions to 11 vocabulary words and answer 9 questions about hermit crabs in complete sentences.
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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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What is the Rocky shoreline?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders access prior knowledge of the rocky shoreline.  In this rocky shoreline lesson, 2nd graders create questions about the rocky shoreline. Students define vocabulary related to the rocky shoreline. Students become familiar...
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What Am I?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify various shells. In this oceanography instructional activity, students create a KWL chart to activate background knowledge on shells. Students read the book Ocean Day and learn about waves, tides, and the seashells that...
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In The Zone

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify ways that ocean animals grow, survive, reproduce, and adapt. They use computer Internet skills to acces and collect information. They create a PowerPoint presentation. They demonstrate writing skills throughthe...
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Ocean Habitats

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine the water samples from a demonstration and discuss the difference between fresh and salt water. They draw different animals that live near or in the ocean and how humans can harm the ocean habitat. They draw pictures of...
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Limpet Shell Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners review the terms and concepts: evolution, selection, biotic, and abiotic factors. They come up with hypotheses about limpet shell types based on what we discuss about intertidal environments. Students use ratios to compare...
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Ocean Tides

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this ocean tides activity, students read 2 pages about ocean tides and answer true or false questions about it. Students complete 10 questions.
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Marine Field Trip to Whytecliff Park

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study the intertidal habitat, tidal pools and the organisms that live in them.  In this aquatic ecosystems lesson plan students take a field trip and experience first hand the local seashore environment. 
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Field Trip to School

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students better explain the diversity and adaptations of living organisms.

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