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Seaweeds: Algae in the Water DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site is a portion of a larger program in which users construct a world and the life that inhabits it. Marine botany is the subject of this site, and users are instructed on how they can 'evolve' their own plant species to meet the characteristics of specific marine environments. Although the goal of this activity is to create imaginary species, it is based on having the user develop an understanding of basic marine plant ecology and adaptation. A number of useful links to information on aquatic plants, marine ecology and biological evolution are included, as well as a rubric for scoring this activity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Lesson plan
    • Project
  • Ecology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
1998. Elizabeth Anne Viau. All rights reserved. This material may be used by individuals for instructional purposes but not sold. Please inform the author if you use it.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-241
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Elizabeth Anne Viau
Charter School of Education