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Rocky Intertidal: Desiccation Lab – Grades 1-5

Part of a complete MPA Outreach Toolkit featuring conveniently packaged MPA curriculum, materials, and related activities for educators. Designed to improve MPA education, outreach, compliance and stewardship among students.

Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standards
    • Analyze and interpret data to make sense of phenomena using logical reasoning.
    • Represent data in tables and various graphical displays (bar graphs and pictographs) to reveal patterns that indicate relationships.
    • Ask questions that can be investigated based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.
    • Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.
    • Use a model to test interactions concerning the functioning of a natural system.
    • Adaptation
    • Biodiversity and Humans
    • Natural Resources
    • Human Impacts on Earth Systems
    • When investigating or describing a system, the boundaries and initial conditions of the system need to be defined.
    • When investigating or describing a system, the boundaries and initial conditions of the system need to be defined and their inputs and outputs analyzed and described using models.
    • Models (e.g., physical, mathematical, computer models) can be used to simulate systems and interactions—including energy, matter, and information flows—within and between systems at different scales.
    • The shape and stability of structures of natural and designed objects are related to their function(s).
Age Levels:
6-11
Grade Levels:
1-5
Instructional Time:
5 hours
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