Students plan and carry out a survey of human impacts to a local aquatic environment. They analyze their findings and prepare to share them with the community.

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Students plan a research project about a current issue related to human interaction with the ocean, using Internet and library resources. The unit includes a student research project guide and project scoring rubrics for a student poster and the supporting documentation and research narrative.

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n this 4-5 day investigation, students prepare for fieldwork and then go into the field to practice and apply science skills. Depending on local opportunities, the field trip may take the form of an ecosystem mapping exercise, a river or stream walk, or a coast walk survey. Students return to the classroom to analyze and…

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