ERIC Number: ED106089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Marine Ecology Research . . . a Curriculum for Secondary Students.
Castellani, Marylynn L., Ed.
Project Marine Ecology Research (MER) is an ecological curriculum designed to involve secondary students in the study of the marine biome. The background material and learning activities concern the study of the San Francisco Bay Area. The guide is divided into two major parts. In the first part, a history of the Bay Area is given. It includes the nature of the region, major changes, and important aquatic species. The bay-delta-estuarine ecosystem is discussed in detail. Particular attention is given to the life histories of the king salmon and the striped bass. The relationship between organisms and water quality is also treated. This section ends with a discussion of the future of this area. Part two contains the laboratory investigations. These activities complement the earlier discussions and directly concern an analysis of the Bay Area. Topics include the study of a plankton population, the San Francisco watershed, and biological sampling of a mud flat. (MA)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Education, Laboratory Manuals, Learning Activities, Oceanography, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
Director, Project MER, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Office, 75 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, California 94523; ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contra Costa County Dept. of Education, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III