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Wetlands: The Fragile Fringe - USGS

Lesson Plan 

Students explore wetlands through a series of lessons ranging from wetland identification to investigating the beneficial functions of wetlands and causes of wetland loss.

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

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement

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
Environmental quality

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
Chapter 18 Human Pollution and the Health of the Ocean 18:12-14