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Earths Landforms and Bodies of Water
Earths Landforms and Bodies of Water

Lesson

The students will have a brief understanding of Earths Landforms. They will be able to classify bodies of water including oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds.

Melt the Ice - Rainbow Style
Melt the Ice - Rainbow Style

Lesson

This lesson is full of learning opportunities! Students will learn basic science vocabulary, make hypothesees, make observations and work as a team to see who can make their rainbow ice melt the...

Shadow Makers
Shadow Makers

Lesson

Students will learn about the earth’s rotation and how shadows are made in this fun science lesson.

Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh
Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh

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Pesticides, manure, and fertilizers run off farm fields and enter the food chain of the marsh. Chemicals from factories are also added to the rivers and end up downstream in the salt marsh, where they...
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh

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How can low levels of DDT in farm fields end up at high levels in ospreys? Several different pesticides, an example of which is DDT, can be biomagnified by the food chain. The pesticides are used to...
Tides | The Salt Marsh
Tides | The Salt Marsh

Video

Tides flood into the salt marsh twice a day and bring salty water from the sea. Then twice each day the tide ebbs and leaves the salt marsh high and dry. The tides are at their highest (and lowest)...
Terrapin | The Salt Marsh
Terrapin | The Salt Marsh

Video

The upper surface of the terrapin's shell, called the carapace, is formed of 13 plates, or scutes. Each scute is roughly circular and grooved with rings. Since one ring is formed each year, the age of...
Tricolored Heron | The Salt Marsh
Tricolored Heron | The Salt Marsh

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The tricolored heron is bluish on the back and wing, white on its belly and throat, and reddish-brown on the back of its neck and head. This medium-sized heron is the most common heron of the salt...
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh

Video

The great egret is a large white wading bird. Unlike the snowy egret, the great egret has a yellow bill and black legs and feet. This bird is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. Their long...
Oystercatchers | The Salt Marsh
Oystercatchers | The Salt Marsh

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Boldly patterned in black and white, the stocky American oystercatcher is hard to mistake. It has long red legs and a large red bill. As the name suggests, they feed mainly on oysters, although they...