Animals and Plants

Students will explore the biotic and abiotic characteristics of the intertidal zone.

A short activity book to help young learners find out about runoff pollution from a fish's point of view.

This activity book is a fun way to reinforce and enrich every student’s ACE Basin experience to instill a stronger awareness and respect for environmentalism and conservation, to broaden their knowledge of this area where they co-exist with a dive

Students will learn: 1) what an adaptation is; and 2) to research a specific mollusk.

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.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about farmers, agriculture, and agribusiness.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about whole food plants, specifically fruits & vegetables.

Developed with the assistance of the teachers at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, this package provides detailed curricula materials looking at the religious persecution of the Huguenots, the cultivation and marketing of

This lesson introduces students to historic primary and secondary source documents and geospatial technology to explore nineteenth-century slavery and trade between the Caribbean and United States.

Students will learn: 1) both inside and outside structures of a bivalve; and 2) how these structures help each animal live in a different habitat.

Students will learn: 1) to look carefully at shells and observe differences between species; 2) the names of common shells; 3) to sort through shells or pictures of shells to determine similarities and differences; 4) to group species according to

This lesson is to introduce students to the basics of the Blue Ridge region of SC. Students will become familiar with a few facts about the mountains, types of rocks, forests, and the vegetation of this region.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Boykin Spaniels.

Measuring the success of sea turtle nests and hatchlings is essential to monitoring the health of a local sea turtle population.

The students will:

  • Identify coastal animals that use camouflage for protection from predators.
  • Recreate camouflage patterns

This lesson explores food webs using organisms from the South Carolina Salt Marsh. Students read about the organisms and have to put together their own food web from the information provided.

This lesson explores food webs using organisms from the South Carolina Salt Marsh. Students read about the organisms and have to put together their own food web from the information provided.

Students will investigate how different salinities affect living cells.

The students will:  Identify coastal plants and animals; Identify basic habitat needs (food, water, shelter, and space) of these animals and plants.

The students will:  Role play an organism within a coastal habitat. React to various scenarios affecting the organism.

Web resource on marine mollusks of the Southeastern United States with activities for classification, adaptations, identifying mollusks, and research.

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.

Students will learn to: 1) identify mollusks; 2) create a display; 3) research a particular species; and 4) present their findings.

The purpose of this activity is to get students to think critically about human-induced impacts on sea turtle populations and to consider ways to help citizens realize the extent of the problem and, more importantly, how they can help alleviate th

Students investigate the effect of water temperature on the metabolic rate of a cold blooded invertebrate, the oyster.

Students will learn: 1) what endangered, threatened, and extinct means; 2) what mollusks in your area are endangered or threatened and what mollusks have become extinct; 3) why mollusks become endangered, threatened, or extinct; and 4) what we can

"Environmental Clubs: A Guide for South Carolina Schools," developed by the S.C.

An activity and coloring book about environmental issues, including air quality, composting, water quality, and recycling.

Sea turtles, like many reptiles, exhibit a form of environmental sex determination called temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).

An identification guide to over 700 common organisms in the Piedmont of the Carolinas & Georgia, including mammals, birds, insects, fungi, plants, molds, and bones.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about plants and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 6-8 grade students will be learning about plants and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 9-12 grade students will be learning about plants and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where K-2 students will be learning about plans and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

An interactive gaming activity that illustrates the complexity of the estuarine food webs.

 

This teacher's guide to sixth grade Forest Science is designed to help you teach a basic overview of South Carolina forestry.

This teacher's guide to seventh grade Forest Science is designed to help you present the basic tenets of managing the forest resource in South Carolina.

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

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the Certified South Carolina Grown Program & the differences between fruits & vegetables.

The goal of this field trip is to present to students the importance of native grasses and the grasslands that were the essence of the landscape at the site of the Battle of Cowpens.

The Guide to the Elementary Basic Observation Buoy (eBOB) will assist with setting the stage for designing and constructing an eBOB.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Hatiola, a hunt club in Barnwell County.

Students investigate senses through the feeding behaviors of mud snails and design their own test apparatus.

 

Focus Questions: How is carbon transferred through the five basic cycles of our earth? Objectives: 1. Identify the elements/processes in each of the following cycles: carbon, nitrogen,  phosphorus, sulfur, and water/hydrological. 2.

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.

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.

The sea turtles' unique life history compounds the negative effects caused by the multitude of anthropogenic, or human-induced, threats these animals face.

Students will learn: 1) to look carefully at shells and observe the differences between species; and 2) the names of common shells.

Students will learn: 1) to research a specific mollusk; and 2) present their mollusk to the class.

Some loggerhead turtles hatch on the east coast of the United States into the Atlantic Ocean. The baby turtles are known to swim directly into the waves and spend their juvenile years growing in the vegetative waters known as the Sargasso Sea.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the first meal of the day: BREAKFAST. Our goal for this lesson is to encourage children to start the day right with a healthy breakfast.

The students will: Identify animals and habitats found along coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Students use observations to investigate the differences among two oyster clusters.

This lab-based activity engages students in observational research. It builds on their experiences with an estuarine organism, the oyster.

In South Carolina, loggerhead sea turtles lay about 120 eggs per nest. The female turtle digs out the pear-shaped nest cavity with her hind flippers.

Focus Question: How does the time of day affect the amount and/or types of Plankton in the coastal zone. Objectives: The students will: 1.

This activity book can be used in the classroom to learn about fruits and vegetables

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 a measuring and analysis lab activity in which students determine size variations within an oyster cluster.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the benefits of Smart Food Choices.

Students will understand that there is a relationship between habitats and the organisms within those habitats in South Carolina.

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

This field trip focuses on the maritime forest at Edisto Beach State Park located on Edisto Island, SC. The maritime forest is bordered by salt marsh and contains plant species typically found in most local maritime forest ecosystem.

GOAL: To demonstrate to students how exotic and invasive species are changing the Cowpens National Battlefield landscape in the context of comparative changes nationwide.

Developed in conjunction with the Pee Dee Heritage Center, this package focuses on the Native American use of tobacco, colonial and antebellum cultivation of tobacco, and the development of the bright leaf tobacco industry in the Pee Dee region af

Compilation of facts, short stories, and activities from 5 southeastern states bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico that focuses on the growing problem marine debris.

This is a set of activities about the beach for middle school teachers and their students. 

Students will be given the opportunity to become familiar with the landform regions of South Carolina through their exploration of the Palmetto Trail. They will map the trail and produce a booklet designed to help those who use the trail. 

Students will learn about the ecology of coastal salt marshes and how the location of Fort Lamar near these marshes affected the outcome of the Battle of Secessionville.

Students will be able to infer why the brown alga, Sargassum, is likely to be home to many marine organisms. Students can infer that the populations of organisms in the Sargassum are dependent on each other for survival.

To have students define what kind of habitat an animal would have needed to survive in the upper Piedmont of the Carolinas prior to the Battle of Cowpens.

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.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources published the Wildlife Management Activity book with coloring pages and games relating to animals that live in the state.