ERIC Number: ED239869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Marine Habitats. Man and the Gulf of Mexico Series.
Irby, Bobby N.; And Others
"Man and the Gulf of Mexico (MGM)" is a marine science curriculum developed to meet the marine science needs of tenth through twelfth grade students in Mississippi and Alabama schools. This MGM unit, which focuses on marine habitats, contains an introduction (with unit objectives and brief introductory comments) followed by five sections, each focusing on a particular marine habitat. Habitats considered include: the salt marsh; the mud flat; the sound; the beach; and barrier islands. All sections include a statement of concept(s) to be learned, objectives, and one or more science activities. Objectives, procedures, and background material are provided for these activities which investigate: diversity in ecosystems; salt marshes; mud flat communities; marine organisms and osmotic tolerance; breathing rate of fish as affected by water tolerance; beach and dune communities; particle distribution on sandy beaches; and six barrier islands off the Mississippi/Alabama gulf coast. In addition, sections on the salt marsh, mud flat, sound, and beach habitats contain one or two vocabulary activities as well as vocabulary lists. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Ecology, High Schools, Marine Education, Physical Environment, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Vocabulary Skills, Wildlife
University Press of Mississippi, 3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.
Identifiers: Alabama; Habitats; Mississippi
Note: For a related document, see SE 043 826.