ERIC Number: ED245925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity of Marine Plants. Man and the Gulf of Mexico Series.
Irby, Bobby N., Comp.; And Others
"Man and the Gulf of Mexico" (MGM) is a marine science curriculum series developed to meet the needs of 10th through 12th grade students in Mississippi and Alabama schools. This MGM unit on the diversity of marine plants is divided into 12 sections. The first section introduces the unit by providing objectives and activities on why people classify things and on the use of a taxonomic key. The next 11 sections focus on: photosynethesis; algae; green algae; brown algae; red algae; golden brown algae; dinoflagellates; blue-green algae; marine bacteria; sea grasses; and salt marshes. Each section includes a statement of the concept(s) to be learned, objectives, text material, and one or more science and/or vocabulary activities. Objectives, procedures, and a list of materials needed are provided for the science activities which focus on: plant pigments; photosynthesis and light; the role of carbon dioxide and oxygen in photosynthesis; diatoms; and the kinds of algae found around the coast of the United States. Additional activities include constructing a plankton net, pressing algae, identifying algae, staining bacteria, collecting and culturing marine bacteria, and taking a salt marsh field trip. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, High Schools, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Photosynthesis, Plant Identification, 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; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Mississippi