Lessons for Kelp Forest

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  • Imagine a Kelp Forest - … for kelp forests is maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Threats to the kelp forest ecosystem include sewage dumping, the overharvesting of kelp plants and overfishing. Studying kelp forestkelp forest. List biotic and abiotic factors affecting a kelp forest. List organisms that live in a kelp forest. Name human activities that can harm a kelp forest … life in a kelp forest. View the kelp forest Web cam at www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_kelp/kelp_cam.asp and the kelp forest underwater Web cam …
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  • Cathedral in the Sea: Construct A Model Kelp Forest - … : The kelp forest community. Instructional Objectives: Students will: Identify the principal parts of a giant kelp plant. Construct a model giant kelp plant based … more information about kelp. Activity: Construct A Model Kelp Forest Time Needed For Activity:One 45-minute period to construct giant kelp plant, one … a list of similarities between the kelp forest and land forests. Questions to consider: How is a giant kelp plant similar to a tall …
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  • Habitats of the World - … . 2. Lesson Content a. The three ocean habitats: tide pools, kelp forest, and open ocean. b. The location of water habitats around … be able to complete the three worksheets on tide pools, kelp forest, and Open Ocean. b. The student will be able to … G 3-5) 3. World Map C. Key Vocabulary 1. Kelp forest 2. Tide pools 3. Open ocean - First Grade, Habitats of … a class. 2. Review the three habitats discussed: tide pools, kelp forest, and open ocean. 3. Write the three habitats on the …
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  • Fish are Animals Too - … to identify food web relationships in coral reef and/or kelp forest ecosystems. research specific questions relating to sharks in those ecosystems … . Fish Are Animals Too Teacher Handout Ecosystem Food Webs Kelp Forest Ecosystem Sun Kelp Sea urchins Sea lions Sharks Sea otters Plankton Small … species. Note that multiple students can select the same species. Kelp Forest Sharks Basking shark Horn shark Angel shark Blue shark Great …
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  • Exploring Sea Otters - … center area, place about four hula hoops, which represent the kelp forest. Step 2: Break your students into groups: orca whales and … a model of a kelp forest. Introduction: Sea otters live in kelp forests. Have the students make a model of a kelp forest. Step 1: Using a piece of brown paper about 20 feet long, cut a "kelp stripe" about four … on the ground. Conclusion: Students will love reading in their kelp forest now that they can describe a Californian sea otter habitat …
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  • The Sand Travels - … types of snacks they are finding -beach hoppers, kelp flies, etc. Where in the kelp wrack might these be found? 9. Next … . Kelp Forests, Judith Conner and Charles Baxter, Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, Monterey, California, 1989. Monster Seaweeds: The Story of the Giant Kelp, Mary … of both is presented in this colorful video. Posters California Kelp Forest Center for Marine Conservation 1725 DeSales Street N.W., Suite …
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  • Monitoring a Habitat - … California Department of Fish and Game, have established 16 permanent kelp forest monitoring sites and permanently affixed 100 meter transect lines to … , you can explore techniques and applications from the Channel Islands Kelp Forest Monitoring Project to help you decide which survey method is … , a larger rectangular area is sampled. In the Channel Islands kelp forests, divers conducting a band transect connect a transect tape to …
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  • "the Shark Lady" -- Females and Minorities in Science - … biologist, she studies kelp and sea urchins.) Probe the students further by asking, "Why does Light use the phrase 'kelp forest'?" (A connection should be made to the visual picture of large branches of kelp growing in great numbers, as trees do in a forest.) Assist the students in seeing this as an ecosystem like a forest
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  • My Underwater World - … Plants episode (from the teacher prep cue beginning with “Floating Forest” Intro). While students are watching, point out unusual sea life … students play the “Crunch, Nibble, Gulp, Bite” and “Explore the Kelp Forest” interactive games. 5. Discuss the games. Ask students to answer … share what new information they learned from the Explore the Kelp Forest game, ask them where the otters live (Answer: in the …
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  • Conservation - … Starfish Sanctuaries-Providing a Safe Harbor Blood Sea Star on Kelp Photograph by Darrell Gulin/CORBIS Note: Teacher s notes are … coast), physical characteristics (bay, rocky shores, kelp forests, deep underwater canyon), climate (Mediterranean), flora (giant kelp), and fauna (sea otter, gray whale, rockfish …
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