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Grades 9-12

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Activity

Water vs. Land

Brainstorm with your students a list of things that are possible in water that are not possible on land, and vice versa.

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Classroom Activity

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

In this activity students will collect and closely observe specimens that have washed ashore to recognize different kinds of small ocean organisms.

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Activity

Cartesian Diver

In this hands-on experiment, students create a neutrally buoyant "diver" and then observe the effects of increased water pressure.

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Article

Bobwhite Quail Decline in Texas

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Why was this 11th-grader from Texas stopping at every mile marker along the road and randomly tossing a hula hoop over his shoulder? To further science, of course! 

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Morphologic Variation in the Common Periwinkle

The common periwinkle, now one of the most abundant marine gastropods on the North Atlantic coast, was introduced accidentally to Nova Scotia around 1857. Investigate it with an 11th-grader from Maine.

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The Mysterious Peregrine Falcon

On a hiking trip, this 12th-grader from New Brunswick spied a peregrine falcon. A second trip brought the discovery of another falcon—a rare breeding pair. But then the mystery began ...

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