In this activity, students investigate the difference in landforms between uplands and riverine/estuarine environments, and use Google Earth and other online resources in a scavenger hunt to locate and identify landforms and features associated with estuaries.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials
This interactive Web site explores invading aquatic plants and animals, and is presented in the style of detectives gathering evidence to "book" the criminals. An excellent teacher resource.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Ask an Expert, Career Info
This lesson plan examines the conflict between development and the environment, and explores attempts for compromise. Students are encouraged to consider the interaction between environmental and economic demands and seek a balance between them.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment
How does an ecosystem recover from a major one-time insult such as an oil spill? Read about the Exxon Valdez oil spill's effect on Prince William Sound. Then use real data to help investigate the impact of the disaster.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Ask an Expert, In the News, A Bit of History, Inquiry Materials