This is a real fun activity for all teachers!
Let’s go to the beach! Come experience a LOADED beach activity and tutorial.
A hit for any aged learner!...even adults! Great for ALL LEVELS!
Take a stroll and explore beaches, their physical features, unique characteristics, specific location, and human appeal. Students will complete the following:
-Common beach terminology
-Barrier islands: characteristics, diagram, and pictures. Features include bay subtidal areas, salt marshes, inland wetlands, forests/shrubs, dunes/grasses, and beach tidal areas
-Identification from space satellites and Google Earth
-Raised beaches (cliffs): unique features with similarities and differences to barrier islands
-West coast beaches: Cannon Beach, Oregon, Gold Bluffs, California, Baker Beach, California, and Ruby Beach, Washington
-East coast beaches: Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and South Beach Miami, Florida
Gulf Coast Beaches: Clearwater Beach, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama, North Padre Island, Texas, and Grand Isle Beach, Louisiana
-Inland Beaches: Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, Michigan, Lake Mead, Nevada, and Lake Powell, Utah
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about beaches. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your geology, hydrology, environmental science, and/or meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 3rd – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”