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66 resources with the concept estuaries

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Getting Physical with Estuaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Estuary Metaphors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Mixing metaphors into science. To begin, the instructor leads a discussion about estuaries to determine what the class already knows. Working in small groups, pupils determine how a selected object is similar to an estuary, how it...
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Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make connections between ocean organisms. Individuals explore three different ecosystems in the ocean. With an online interactive, they learn how different organisms depend upon each other. Learners first answer questions to connect...
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Hubbub Estuary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Estuaries attract people—and that can mean trouble. Learners use video and article resources to learn about the struggles of specific estuaries. They follow their discussion with an analysis of an estuary by identifying possible threats.
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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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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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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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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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Estuary Podcast

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use GarageBand software to create a podcast. They research estuaries, then record themselves retelling the story. They post their GarageBand audio clip as a podcast for peers to listen to. This activity refers to a estuary...
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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 activity, students examine how salinity and dissolved oxygen affect the living organisms in the estuary. They interpret graphs to support or...
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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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Creative Problem Solving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners respond to a situation presented about the wetlands. In this wetlands instructional activity, students understand the various opinions over the use of areas in the wetlands. Learners complete a worksheet using critical thinking...
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Biodiversity in an Estuary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. In this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a...
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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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National Estuarine Research Reserve System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the benefits of estuarine research reserves. In this National Estuarine Research Reserve lesson plan, students learn how to obtain information on the 26 reserve sites, they discuss the importance of the reserve...
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Activity 2: Salinity & Tides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the effects of tides and salinity on an estuary. For this salinity and tides lesson plan, students complete 3 activities which help them understand estuarine systems. They study the tides in the Chesapeake Bay, they...
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Is the Hudson River Too Salty to Drink?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this estuary worksheet, students examine data about the salinity of the Hudson River, create a graph from given data and complete 12 short answer questions about the data and graph.
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Locating the Salt Front - Section 1

For Students 7th
In 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 Hudson's Ups and Downs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice interpreting line graphs of the Hudson River water levels to assess the tides and tidal cycles in the estuary. They explore how weather can affect water levels and tides and observe that high tides and low tides...