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  1.   Imagine a Kelp Forest
...se Educator Guide to America's Underwater Treasures Educator Guide to Return to the Amazon Educator Guide to Sea Ghosts (Belugas) Educator Guide to Call of the Killer Whale The Watershed Quest Tips for Using Science Multimedia Educator Web Links Download Library Glossary Outreach Partners Imagine a Kelp Forest Students will explore the kelp forest ecosystem by conducting research and by writing imaginary narratives through an activity that integrates science and language arts. Download the printer-friendly PDF version! SUBJECT AREA Science, English/Language Arts GRADE LEVEL 5-8 ESTIMATED TIME Three to four periods OB...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  2.   What We Can Learn From Maps
...out the class): Instruction sheet 1: Use three different shades of blue to show different temperatures. Shade the areas closest to the coast and the island light blue (warmest) and the area farthest away from land dark blue (coldest); the middle shade goes in the middle. Instruction sheet 2: Draw a kelp forest (long, green, leafy plants attached to the ocean floor) near some of the coastline and island coast. Instruction sheet 3: Draw some garibaldi fish (bright orange or red) near the coast and island. Instruction sheet 4: Draw some blue rockfish (blue) near the coast, and draw some more in the open water. Objective...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  3.   Conservation
...ographic Web Sites Blue Frontier: The Sustainable Seas Expeditions Florida Keys Monterey Bay Sanctuary: U.S. Wildlife Refuges Sylvia Earle Related Web Sites for Teachers Discussion Questions Extension Activities Store About Conservation Starfish Sanctuaries-Providing a Safe Harbor Blood Sea Star on Kelp Photograph by Darrell Gulin/CORBIS Note: Teacher s notes are in red Sanctuaries Providing a Safe Harbor This activity will help students understand the role a marine sanctuary plays in the conservation of oceans, and in the lives of the species of plants and animals that inhabit the sanctuary. The process of gathering...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  4.   Making a Taxonomic Key
...ent status of the sothern California abalone, and what things happened to these abalone populations. Be sure to cite your sources with a complete Bibliography of URL's and written publications used. Discuss options for possibly saving abalones and restoring their populations. 5. Research the native kelp forest habitat in which the abalone used to live. Find out what-ate-what and who-ate-who then put together a full page food web diagram for this ecosystem. What does this food web tell you about abalone conservation and restoration. All shells and photographs ©2001 Robert Perry A B C D D
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  5.   Conservation from the Treetops: The Emerging Science of Canopy Ecology by H. Bruce Rinker
...ome author updates signup feedback contact us search directory _ new biodiversity environment genome biotechnology evolution frontiers education new biodiversity biotechnology evolution frontiers education environment genomics authorbio H. Bruce Rinker, Ph.D., is the director for the environment: deforestation Environmental Conservation from the Treetops:  Lands The Emerging Science of Canopy Ecology Division for By H. Bruce Rinker Pinellas An County, FL. ActionBioscience.org original article He received his doctorate in environmental studies at Antioch New England Graduate School ... articlehighlights The forest can...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  6.   Where have all the Endangered Gone?
...interact http://www.harcourtschool.com Pgs. B 10-11 Trade Books Pgs. B 18-19 Trade Books An ecosystem CNN Video: Tide Pool The homes and roles of living things CD ROM: Coral Reefs Pgs. 26-27 Trade Books A Coral Reef http://www.scilinks.org/harcourt Pgs. B 34-35 Trade Books Salt water and Fresh Kelp Forest water http://www.scilinks.org/harcourt Marine Ecosystems Pgs. B 50-51 Trade Books Changes in a Pond CNN Video: Artificial Reef Clean up pond pollution http://www.scilinks.org/harcourt Conservation Pgs. B 58-59 Trade Books Pgs. B 66-67 Trade Books Using our national parks science.rtf Created using Unit Mapp...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  7.   Exploring the National Marine Sanctuaries: A Lesson in Habitats and Human Impacts
_ _ Exploring the National Marine Sanctuaries: A Lesson in Habitats and Human Impacts Sanctuary Tour Exciting kelpScience in the middle grades should provide students with Events opportunities to enrich their growing knowledge of biodiversity. In this lesson, students will learn about the For Fun national marine sanctuaries found in the Pacific and Atlantic For oceans and off the coast of American Samoa. They include Teachers bree...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  8.   Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries
...ng knowledge of biodiversity. In this lesson, students will learn about the national marine sanctuaries found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and off the coast of American Samoa. They include breeding and feeding grounds of whales, sea lions, sharks, and sea turtles; significant coral reefs and kelp forest habitats; and the remains of the U.S.S. Monitor, a Civil War ironclad that sank off the coast of North Carolina. By learning about the biodiversity, ecological integrity, and cultural legacy of these marine sanctuaries, students can place into context what they are learning about the interdependence of living t...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  9.   Monitoring a Habitat
...ng to survey because they display characteristics typical of both provinces. Around the northern Channel Islands, the Channel Island National Park Service, in cooperation with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the California Department of Fish and Game, have established 16 permanent kelp forest monitoring sites and permanently affixed 100 meter transect lines to the seafloor at each site. These sites were selected because they represent different depths, locations (windward vs. leeward side of the islands), water temperature zones Monitoring a Habitat and areas with differing amounts of nutrients, c...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  10.   Cathedral in the Sea: Construct A Model Kelp Forest
Cathedral in the Sea Instructional Objectives Background Information Activity Procedures Evaluation Elementary and Secondary Extensions Topic: The kelp forest community. Instructional Objectives: Students will: Identify the principal parts of a giant kelp plant. Construct a model giant kelp plant based on the above information and images viewed in the program. Construct cutouts of kelp forest inhabitants based on field-guide photographs. Place animal cutouts in their...
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    Grade Level: 6-8


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