ACTIVITY - ROCKY INTERTIDAL OCEAN HABITATS THE INTERTIDAL ZONE


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Rocky intertidal: Ocean Habitats: The Intertidal Zone - PBS American Field Guide


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students explore rocky shore intertidal pools and organisms through a series of videos and associated questions. 

Concept: Coastal ocean life
Coastal ocean systems provide important habitats for organisms.

National Science Education Standards
(click a standard to show activities that meet it)

K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Form and Function

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

9-12 C Life Science
Interdependence of organisms
Behavior of organisms

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Natural Resources


Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems (concepts h, i)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 16 Marine Ecosystems 16:15-29