Students will compete with other teams to construct the best “barricade” that prevents sediment from spreading in a container during a “hurricane.” The components of the barricade will represent the parts of seagrass. (There is also an alternative activity that is faster and involves less clean-up)
Students will gain a better understand of the following ecological service provided by underwater grasses: underwater grasses help stabilize sediments.
9-12 A. Science as Inquiry
9-12 B. Physical Science
9-12 C. Life Science
9-12 E. Science and Technology
9-12 F. Science in Personal and Social Perspectives