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Benthic Sediment Characterization and Community StructureSediment classification and grain size can affect the types of organisms that live in the sediment. Some organisms prefer sandier sediment, while others love the fine-grained mud.

In this activity, students will classify sediment samples by journal of transport geography size and plot their findings on a ternary plot. The students will then further journal of transport geography which benthic organisms live in the different sediments and which may be more resilient to a change in sediment classification.

Lesson Plan (PDF)PowerpointZoop Soup (and Poop. Students learn about the ecological and global importance of zooplankton and their fecal pellets in the ocean carbon cycle. Students are guided through the scientific method while participating in an activity that simulates real sediment trap fecal pellet research. Students hypothesize where a sediment trap was set based on the "fecal pellets" contained in their sample, identify source species using a dichotomous key, count and weigh biomass of pellets, and graph and share results with classmates.

Lesson Plan (PDF)PowerpointExpedition Sediments: Mud's Journey through the WatershedExpedition Sediments is a game-in-a-lesson that allows students to explore the movement of sediments through watersheds by moving around the classroom.

This lesson explores how grains of estuarine mud and sand move throughout estuaries and coastal regions, with a focus on processes surrounding a highly populated estuary such as the Chesapeake Bay. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain how sediments are transported through an estuary, graph sediment residence times journal of transport geography different locations, and compare the timescales of different sediment transport processes.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Whose Fish. This activity invites students to assume the role of various stakeholders in fisheries management and actively discuss the influence of economics, ecology and human interactions in decision-making. Students will recognize that stakeholders tend to advocate based on their individual needs, often making it difficult for proposed policies to satisfy the needs of all stakeholders and achieve sustainability goals.

Prismatic Little PlanktonThis is a hands-on interdisciplinary activity that incorporates the fun of biology into physics. Students participate in chromatography experiments to investigate the properties of plant pigments journal of transport geography in various fruits and vegetables, representing pigments commonly found in various species of marine phytoplankton.

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This activity simulates phytoplankton community analysis research done using High Performance Liquid Chromatography at VIMS. Sequence CSI: The Nitrogen CycleThis lesson invites students to work together to identify a mystery DNA sample using state of the art biotechnology.

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Students will calculate average isotope ratios from five reference land types (forest, wetland, agriculture, industry, aquatic) and an unknown site within an estuary. Students will graph their calculated ratios and determine the land type that most impacts their estuary based on reference-to-unknown comparisons. Teachers will prepare samples of microplastics that were collected in each of the 5 ocean gyres, mimicking plastic concentrations actually found in the oceans.

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Finally, management journals will understand the link between ocean microplastic pollution, and our use of single-use plastics.

This activity can be completed in 45 minutes in the class. An additional challenge activity is included, that can be used as a 30-45 minute in-class activity or homework assignment. This lesson plan invites students journal of transport geography teachers to ponder the question: How many blue crabs are in the Chesapeake Bay, journal of transport geography where do we find them.

Through hands-on activities and the use journal of transport geography real data, students will discover the excitement and grapple with the challenges faced by marine scientists as they try to quantify the use of different habitats by marine data and estimate the size of marine animal populations. Students will have the opportunity to practice using journal of transport geography balances and draw conclusions based on their data.

They will then use this data to calculate prevalence, mean intensity, and mean abundance.

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