Fish and Shellfish in the Estuary (Pairs Great With Water Cycle)

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Rivers Meeting the Sea. Come and Meet ESTUARY!

One of the most underused content topics in Earth and Environmental Science as well as Geography and Biology. This is part of the LARGER estuary activity found on TPT at the following link:

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Included is a close up view of the Chesapeake Bay, the most famous estuary in North America. Within the Chesapeake Bay, identify some of the most common fish and shellfish found from the Susquehanna to the Atlantic Ocean:

Atlantic Ghost
Crab
Blue Crab
Bay Scallop
Eastern Oyster
Black Drum
Mud Shrimp
Hard Clam
Starry Flounder
Atlantic Ribbed Mussel
Barnacle, Sea Star
Smallmouth Bass
Sea Cucumber
American Eel
Brief Squid
Blue Gill
Largemouth Bass
Lined Seahorse
Cownose Ray
Flathead Catfish
Brook Trout
Hermit Crab
Jellyfish
Bullshark


Come explore 8 of the most important estuaries of the United States.

-Puget Sound, Washington
-Cook Inlet, Alaska
-Merrymeeting Bay, Maine
-Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
-Chesapeake Bay, Delmarva
-San Francisco Bay, California
-Pamlico Sound, North Carolina
-Tampa Bay, Florida


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 estuaries and their fish and shellfish. 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 hydrology, oceanography, biology, geography, and environmental science 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.

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.

Answer key provided.

Our goal is your satisfaction! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly assist you. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we strive to produce the highest quality products possible.

*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*

Sincerely,

Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”

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Fish and Shellfish in the Estuary (Pairs Great With Water Cycle)
Fish and Shellfish in the Estuary (Pairs Great With Water Cycle)
Fish and Shellfish in the Estuary (Pairs Great With Water Cycle)
Fish and Shellfish in the Estuary (Pairs Great With Water Cycle)