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Grades 9-12

Southern California Highway

Lesson Plan

Highways Impact

This slideshow provides background information on the human motivation for building large highways in the region occupied by the bighorn sheep.

Colored Popsicle Sticks

Classroom Activity

Using DNA to Detect Isolated Populations

Use popsicle sticks, M&Ms or other colored tokens to demonstrate how DNA can be used to determine whether populations are isolated from one another.

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Educator Guide, Lesson Plan

Chesapeake Bay Today

Students analyze the food web of today’s Chesapeake Bay with large-scale fishing.

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Educator Guide, Lesson Plan

Introduction

Why are there dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay?  Use a short slideshow to engage students with the Chesapeake Bay. 

human role in bay

Educator Guide, Lesson Plan

Summary of Activity Worksheet

Students summarize what they learned from analyzing historic and present day food webs and data on historic and present day oyster catch and nutrient levels.

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Curriculum Materials

Bringing the Stories Together

How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function (in this case abiotic factors).

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