Adaptations of Life: Links for Teachers

Estuaries 101: Biodiversity in an Estuary

Students investigate the incredible biodiversity that exists in estuarine environments. They begin by exploring the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve using Google Earth. Students then produce an estuary biodiversity concept map and individual organism profile that becomes part of an estuary wildlife exhibit.
http://estuaries.gov/estuaries101/Doc/PDF/LS3_BiodiversityEstuary.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials

Oysters in the Classroom

This lab activity takes an in-depth look at the filtering mechanism of oysters.
http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/issues/chesapeake/oysters/education/
anatlab/index.htm


Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials

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