ACES - Signals Of Spring Implementation plan

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1. Classroom Activities

1.1. Diving into Ocean Ecosystems

1.1.1. Students research different habitats and create poster to share with the class

1.2. The Ocean Over Time

1.2.1. Students create a time line of human/ocean history

1.3. Migration In the Sea

1.3.1. Students work in groups to analyze data about migrating animals

1.4. Exploring the Sea Floor

1.4.1. Students are introduced to bathemetry and create a classroom model of the ocean floor

1.5. Seasons of Change

1.5.1. Students analyze why we have seasons

1.6. Sea Surface

1.6.1. Students analyze sea surface temperature imagery and explain how heat is transferred in the ocean

1.7. Voyage to the Deep

1.7.1. Students analyze how pressure, temperature, and light change as depth increases

1.7.2. Students analyze characteristics of different deep diving animals

1.8. Photosynthesis

1.8.1. Students describe photosynthesis in the ocean and identify phytoplankton as the major source of O2

1.8.2. Students analyze phytoplankton imagery

1.9. Biodiversity

1.9.1. Students biodiversity, compare cell types, analyze similiarites and differences between major groups of organisms

1.9.2. Define and give examples of adaptations

1.10. Food Webs

1.10.1. Students construct marine food webs and explain the importance of phytoplankton in the marine food web

1.11. Animal Needs and Tracking

1.11.1. Students look at the relationships between what is happening in the ocean and reasons for animal migration

1.12. Which Way to the Sea

1.12.1. Students will analyze topographic maps, watersheds

1.12.2. Students will analyze a local body of water

1.13. Runoff and Photosynthesis

1.13.1. Students will analyze human impact on ocean using satellite imagery and what happens when excess nutrients are added to bodies of water

1.14. Tides

1.14.1. Students will analyze the reason for tides and explain the relationship to tides and reproduction in some organisms

2. Research

2.1. Learning to Research

2.1.1. Students will practice using the ACES site

2.2. Internet Treasure Hunt

2.2.1. Students will practice researching on the ACES site and search engine to find good information

2.3. Student Expert Research

2.3.1. Species Expert This group will collect information about the animal including needs, habitats, and adaptations

2.3.2. Bathemetry Expert This group will consider how the ocean floor and depth may play a role in the movement of animals

2.3.3. Phytoplankton Expert This group will examine photosynthesis, examine chlorophyll concentration satellite imagery, examine effect of currents on phytoplankton

2.3.4. Sea Surface Expert This group will examine real-time sea surface imagery and explain how the seasons affect the sea surface

3. Analysis

3.1. Online Journaling

3.1.1. Computer Lab needed for online journaling

3.2. Wall Display in Classroom