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This lesson plan features information on guiding student research using the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, a nonindigenous species whose range now includes Maine to North Carolina. Because this crab has been known to inhabit the East Coast only since 1988, it serves as an excellent subject of novel research. The activity includes objectives, materials list, teacher guide, identifying, handling, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This 21 page guide highlights field trip sites between San Diego and Santa Cruz, California; California environmental organizations and programs (entire state); and a special section on California wetlands (entire state). Each field trip listing includes the site name, contact information, and a description of the site and the programs if offers. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Guide for field trip, Ref. material, Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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COSEE-West distributes many supplemental resources to educators during their lectures and workshops, some of which are available electronically. To download these resources and lessons, simply click on the title you are interested in. Some of the resource topics include: whales, wetlands, seabirds, and the Channel Islands. The resources are downloadable in pdf format. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Policy issues
 
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In OSEI, researchers and middle school teachers, district science coordinators and facilitators collaborate to share resources, materials and expertise. This site provides educators several lesson plans on topics including: the role of the carbon cycle in algae growth, sea scallops, plankton, waves and tsunamis, and the invasive species, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, the Asian shore crab. The site also ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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The information collected from sensors, buoys, satellites, autonomous ocean-going vehicles, gliders, and land-based instruments is sent via telemetry to a data manager that relays it out over the Internet where scientists, resource managers, educators, students and the public can view and use it. This site describes the major components of ocean observing systems and provides additional observing ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Technology
 
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This complete lab activity features objectives, color diagrams, materials list, set up and experiment instructions, expected results, and conclusions. The procedure was created by scientists, university professors, and public school teachers. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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