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68 resources with the concept estuaries

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Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use online tools and resources to examine data concerning key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect it. Your class will examine efforts to preserve and restore the bay's health.
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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Aquatic ecosystems are important in nutrient recycling and play a major role in supporting all of the different biomes. Learners explore a variety of aquatic ecosystems including freshwater and marine areas with a helpful presentation....
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Water Biomes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Water covers more than 70 percent of Earth's surface. Scholars learn about both freshwater and saltwater biomes in a simple presentation. They compare and contrast the differences in oxygen levels, food sources, and sunlight to better...
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Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality Using Data in the Classroom

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Atlantic sturgeon live in salt water, but travel to estuaries to spawn in fresh water. These endangered fish struggle to reproduce as the estuaries suffer from environmental damage. Scholars view the data related to estuary water quality...
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The Gopher Tortoise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you believe the gopher tortoise was around when the dinosaurs were walking the Earth. Learn all about this creature that is one of Florida's most popular reptiles. Hands-on-activities and a glossary full of scientific terms make this...
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Migration Headache

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that...
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Biomes : Wetlands

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can you guess which biome used to be considered useless? Because of our ignorance, we destroyed it for development and agricultural purposes. Wetlands were viewed as wastelands until recently, when preservationists started to realize the...
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Tides in the Hudson

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students view an illustration of the Hudson River watershed and identify the bodies of water shown. They discuss what happens when fresh and salt water mix. Students view a teacher demonstration of the stratification of fresh and salt...
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Rapa River Watch

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing...
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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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Making the Grade: Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine how industrial and residential runoff affects the bay by using online tools and resources to examine data. The key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect them are the main focus of...
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Getting Physical with Estuaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line...
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Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Explore its origins, organisms, and contributing rivers with this PowerPoint. It opens with several slides of general information on the formation of estuaries, then it...
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Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze water quality data from real data. In this environmental science instructional activity, students examine how salinity and dissolved oxygen affect the living organisms in the estuary. They interpret graphs to...
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Modeling Estuaries

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a model estuary. In this modeling estuaries lesson, students identify characteristics and mix water of varying densities. Students form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, and analyze the results.
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Natural Laboratories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Locating the Salt Front - Section 1

For Students 7th
For this salt front of the Hudson River worksheet, 7th graders first read an excerpt about the lower portion of the Hudson River that is an estuary. Then they use a colored pencil to plot salinity data from the table shown on a graph,...
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The Coastal Ocean: Estuaries and Continental Shelves

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Amazing high-quality satellite imagery, photos, informational graphs, and detailed diagrams comprise this presentation on the movement of estuaries and the continental shelf. Data used as an example is from The Chesapeake Bay and because...
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River Venture

For Students 7th - 9th
In this food web worksheet, students color 4 animals and put them in the correct spot on a food web. They answer 3 related short answer questions. 
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Geography of the Harbor

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners study estuaries and their boundaries.  In this investigative lesson students locate an estuary on a map and use nautical and topographical maps. 
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Harbor Estuary

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students study waste and how to eliminate the use of fertilizers.  In this estuary lesson students play a pictionary game that helps them to develop a better understanding of an estuary and its issues.
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this estuaries worksheet, students answer short answer questions about estuaries where they live. Students complete 9 short answer questions.
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Snapshot Day Definitions & Activities

For Students 7th - 10th
In this watershed worksheet, students read through related definitions and complete 17 short answer questions about deposition and erosion in the Hudson River.
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Coastal Geography

For Students 6th - 10th
In this geography worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to coastal geography. There are 54 words located in the puzzle.