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56 reviewed resources for underwater ecosystems

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Empire in the Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use the Internet to gather information about the Great Barrier Reef along the coast of Australia. They discover the importance of reefs throughout the world. They also discover what types of plants and animals call the reef home.
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One World Ocean

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast the properties of salt water in the oceans/seas and freshwater elsewhere on the planet. They also analyze mixing caused by currents in the ocean, including the effects of warm and cold water as well as with...
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Beluga Balancing Act

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study beluga whale populations and the issues they face.  In this beluga lesson plan students compare the issues that the whales are facing and name ways people can help.
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Web of Life Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a web of life game. After reviewing new vocabulary, they play each round of the game and discuss the changes that occured in the last round. They are to survive in the game as long as possible given the...
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Chewin' in the Chesapeake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a web page on food webs and select a habitat to research.  In this research lesson students identify the organisms found in the food web and present their findings to the class.
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Explore the Food Chain of a Coral Reef

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and complete a graphic organizer based on the food chain of the coral reef and the Tiger Shark. In this food chain lesson plan, students answer short answer questions as they research.
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Into the Sea

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students display an awareness of the diversity of species in the coral reef, their habitat and adaptations. They conduct research to find and then color code the locations of coral reefs around the world.
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Illnois River and Lake Mussel Habitat Diorama Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students identify the environmental elements of river and lake mussels. They compare the elements to the time before settlement and during industrialization. They also participate in a field trip to a mussel exhibit.

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