Destination Tidepool

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In this activity (page 7 of pdf), learners research tide pool ecosystems, and then create brochures that "advertise" these environments. Working in groups or individually, learners study travel brochures and think critically about what makes advertisements effective. Older learners are encouraged to locate specific habitats, i.e. tide pools in San Francisco Bay. Although the use of technology is optional, the lesson can familiarize students with computer and internet interfacing and provide an introduction for page layout software. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • An assortment of travel brochures
  • Computer and internet (optional)
  • Page layout software (optional)
  • Various reference materials about tide pools (books, periodicals, etc.)
  • Paper
  • Colored pencils


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computers
  • Literature


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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