ERIC Number: ED361198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Estuary Guide. Level 3: High School. Draft.
Alexander, Glen; And Others
Estuaries are marine systems that serve as nurseries for animals, links in the migratory pathways, and habitat for a complex community of organisms. This curriculum guide intended for use at the high school level seeks to teach what estuaries are; provide opportunities to practice decision-making that affects estuaries; and encourage students to examine their behaviors that affect their estuary. Equally divided into three sections, the first section presents five chapters concerning the geology, local history, ecology, literature and arts, and human use of estuaries that serve as background information for the teacher and students. The second section presents seven activities coordinated with the assignments at the end of the chapters. The activities include taking a field trip to an estuary, conducting a plankton study, monitoring estuary water quality, keeping a marine aquarium, writing activities involving estuaries, thinking globally about estuaries, and exploring what students can do for estuary protection. The third section identifies resource materials for the class. Resources include lists of estuary ecology, protection, and literature resources; a field guide to Padilla Bay organisms; reproducible masters for use during the activities and lessons; answers to chapter questions; a glossary of 59 terms; and a bibliography of 39 references. An evaluation sheet for teachers using the guide is provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Decision Making, Ecology, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Field Trips, High Schools, Learning Activities, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Oceanography, Resource Materials, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides, Water Quality, Water Resources, Writing Across the Curriculum
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1043 Bayview-Edison Road, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.