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Estuaries: Give Me Shelter - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students observe the feeding behavior and success rate of blue gill feeding on brine shrimp in two different environments; one with seagrass and one without.

Concept: Coastal ocean life
Coastal ocean systems provide important habitats for organisms.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

9-12 C Life Science
Interdependence of organisms
Behavior of organisms

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Environmental quality
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems (concepts h, i)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 5 A Survey of Life in the Sea 5:31-37
Chapter 16 Marine Ecosystems 16:15-29