Environment and Geography

Students will be able to analyze data in a rose plot and determine preferred orientations.

Students will be able to interpret census data to statistically describe population trends.

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The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX) published the Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 for classroom and informal activities that are aligned to classroom standards.

In this lesson, students write free-verse acrostic poems about archaeology using the letters of the word "archaeology" to begin each line.

Students, who are already familiar with the overall story of the H.L.

Focus Question: How do you construct a glider that achieves neutral buoyancy in both fresh and salt water? Objectives: Students will: 1.

This activity will help students understand what an artifact is and think about South Carolina (or relevant time period/culture) through artifacts. 

Focus Question: How can we count the number of plankton in the water column?

In this lesson students will simulate an archaeological survey to recognize and use basic archaeological procedures. Students will determine how sites and artifacts relate information about human behavior.

Focus Questions: How is salinity measured by researchers? What is the relationship between salinity and conductivity? Objectives: The students will: Explain the relationship between conductivity and salinity in the marine environment.

Archaeologists use excavation to extract artifacts from the ground. This is extremely precise work due to the fact archaeology is a destructive process.

Focus questions: 1. What is the physical nature of sediments found in aquatic ecosystems such as ponds, estuaries, and the ocean floor? 2. How many living things are found in these sediments? 3.

Focus Questions: 1. What biotic and abiotic factors are present on the continental shelf ocean floor? 2. How do biotic and abiotic factors interact to create marine food webs? Objectives: The student will: 1.

This activity is designed to introduce students to archaeology by having them find the definition of archaeology in the readings, and discover how math and science help us learn about the past.

In this lesson, students clean up litter from their school grounds and then conduct a microscopic study of the litter to identify what kind of organisms are growing in it.

Focus Questions:

1. How does salinity affect the density of water?

2. How does salinity affect the movement of ocean water?

3. How does the movement of ocean water affect climate and the quality of life on earth?

Focus Questions: How do marine scientists collect samples of the organisms living on the ocean floor? Objectives: The students will:

The purpose of this assignment is to get students thinking about changes they can make to decrease threats to our local saltmarshes.

This activity precedes the use of the poster and this will be where the children will be exposed to the organisms in the saltmarsh, feeding relationships, and the effects of disturbances on our natural resource, the salt marsh.

Focus Questions: 1. What can you learn about science and the study of the oceans from a working oceanographer? 2. How does this affect your interest in oceans and oceanography? Objectives: The students will investigate: 1.

This activity will use the Guide to the Salt Marshes and Tidal Creeks of the Southeastern United States as a way of exploring the different organisms that live in the salt marsh habitat.

This is an activity book about getting rid of litter in our state and how students can help.  

Focus Question: What types of equipment is needed on a marine research ship? Objectives: The students will be able to: 1. Understand the types of equipment necessary for a marine research vessel. 2.

This activity is designed help students learn how to measure and record using both the English and Metric systems.

Detailed descriptions of archaeological sites and artifacts are important during an excavation. Sometimes archaeologists are not sure what an artifact was used for.

Students often learn about the history's major events, but sometimes lack the understanding of local experiences.

Students will examine the principle of stratigraphy and site formation by creating an edible habitation site.

This activity is designed to help students learn about techniques used by archaeologists in the lab. Students decorate small ceramic pots and then break them into pieces. Using glue and the students' puzzle power they reassemble their pots.

Students will be able to illustrate a Salt Marsh food web. Students will learn the ecological importance of the Salt Marsh and the environmental impact provided. Students will learn the importance of Spartina grass to the Salt Marsh.

On the following pages are basic ingredients for a science fair project and tips for a great display as well as suggestions for making a great presentation.

This is an online storewater pollution workbook with online and offline activities. 

Focus Questions: How can we simulate the formation of the abyssal plain from top to bottom?

Focus Question: 1. What are the types of oceanography careers? 2. How do oceanographers spend their time? Objectives - The students will 1. Investigate and describe specific careers in oceanography. 2.

This activity is designed to help students learn about the types of items from the culture under study that would be preserved in the archaeological record.

Focus Questions: 1. Based on the equipment preview and discussion activity, what would you need to have aboard ship to complete a successful 3 day-night research cruise? 2. How do scientists decide what equipment to take? 3.