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Water: Estuaries of the United States: Plants and Trees (Fusion of Biology)

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Great activity for all: Inclusion, College Prep, Special Education, and Honors.

Blend of earth science and biology.

Rivers Meeting the Sea. Come and Meet ESTUARY!

Part of the FULL Version of estuaries found below:


One of the most underused content topics in Earth and Environmental Science as well as Geography and Biology.

A Comprehensive Exploration of United States Estuaries: Physical Features and Biology. Come See the Chesapeake Bay – the Most Famous Estuary - Up Close! Explore the Most Notable Flora. Use Your Round Trip Ticket to Visit Alaska, Maine, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, California, Washington, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

Activities include:

Placing the estuary definition and place in the water cycle processes.

Life in the estuary: plants and trees.

United States estuary map identification.

-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

Within the Chesapeake Bay, identify some of the most common plants and trees:

Plants and Trees: Black Eyed Susan, Cattail, Bald Cypress, Purple Loosestrife, Atlantic White Cedar, Salt Meadow Cordgrass, Sassafras, Eelgrass, American Longleaf Pondweed, Wild Celery Grass, Shoal Grass, Phragmites, Seaside Goldenrod, Sweet Magnolia, Wild Rice, and Water Chestnut.

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 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.

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.

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”

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40 minutes
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