Ecosystem Interactions: Links for Students

The Teaching Marsh: Hidden Diversity

Through this site you can learn about the benefits of marshes and get detailed information of the insects, plants, wildlife and birds that live in a Virginia salt marsh.

http://ccrm.vims.edu/wetlands/teaching_marsh/hidden_diversity/
index.html

Features: Multimedia/Graphics

Wetlands Natural Treasure: An Interactive Quiz

Download this interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the Teaching Marsh. Roll your mouse over an answer and click to find out if you're right or wrong
http://ccrm.vims.edu/wetlands/teaching_marsh/hidden_diversity/
natural_treasure_test.pdf

Features: Interactivity. Graphics/Multimedia

Chesapeake Bay Field Office

This site is a resource to learn more about the Chesapeake Bay environment. Learn about endangered and threatened species, fish, migratory birds, aquatic vegetation, wetlands and environmental contaminants.
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/index.html

Features: Graphics/Multimedia 

Create an Ocean Weather Forecast

During summer months, coastal upwelling can have a major impact on the water conditions along the beach. Monitor changes to the ocean surface using real-time data to see this impact.
http://www.coolclassroom.org/cool_projects/lessons/earth_science/
earthscience.html


Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Ask an Expert, Inquiry Materials

Biology Project: Gone Fishing

This is an excellent site to learn about data gathering, scientific reporting techniques, and inquiry methods.
http://www.coolclassroom.org/cool_projects/lessons/biology/biology.html

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry

Solve an Estuary Mystery

Imagine that something is wrong with your local estuary. Be a sleuth to solve an estuary mystery!
http://www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries/kids/games/mysteryintro.htm

Features: Online Interactivity, Assessment

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