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Flocking for FoodAdd to list Details
In this outdoor beach activity, learners use a variety of "beaks" (such as trowels, spoons or sticks) to hunt for organisms that shore birds might eat.
Sandy SamplesAdd to list Details
In this collecting/comparing activity, learners work with samples of sand from different places like a lakefront, river, or ocean beach.
Coastal Erosion: Where's the Beach?
Learners use beach profile data from a local beach or online data from Ocean City, Maryland to investigate coastal erosion and sediment transport.
A Scientific CleanupAdd to list Details
This is a comprehensive lesson plan on page 85 for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this information.
Trash TraitsAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 24, learners perform experiments to examine whether or not trash can float, blow around, or wash away.
A Degrading ExperienceAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 27, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation.
Hopper CircusAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity and/or field trip, learners investigate the behavior of hopping animals.
In this activity, learners model erosion using a clear shoebox and sand or soil.
Clam HoopingAdd to list Details
In this two-part outdoor activity, learners conduct a population census of squirting clams on a beach or mudflat, and investigate the clams' natural history.
Seas in MotionAdd to list Details
In this outdoor, beach activity, learners use tennis balls, water balloons and other simple devices to investigate the movement of waves and currents off a sandy beach.
Sand ActivityAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe mixtures of sand samples glued to note cards, and consider how sand can differ in size, shape, and color, and where it comes from.
Modeling Tidal ActionAdd to list Details
In this activity (Lesson 1), learners work in groups to create tide simulations.
Catch a Wave: How Waves are Formed
In this three-part activity, learners explore how waves are formed and why some waves are bigger than others. First, learners observe waves of water in a pan generated by an electric fan.
BeachcombingAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners become beachcombers as they walk on a sandy beach in search of evidence of life.
Beach BucketsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects.