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Reid State Park iMovie



Description of the unit:

††††††††† This ocean unit lasts 2-3 weeks and can be used with grade levels 3-4. The primary purpose is to introduce students to an ocean ecosystem by studying life found in tidal marshes, dunes, and intertidal zones. The imac movie shows exactly what the students will search for, helps the students identify the plant and animal life, and promotes excitement for the fieldtrip. The ratio of students to adults on site should be no more than 1:4.

Materials needed:

See attachments- Specimen Checklist, laminated chaperone information sheets, ocean information for teachers, and buckets to collect plants and animals that will be returned to the ocean after the exploration.

Learning Results addressed but not necessarily assessed:

Science and Technology: A3, B1, B2, B4, J2, L1, L5

English/Language Arts: D2, D3, D4, E3, E4, F1, G7, H1, H2, H3, H5,

Description of lessons and activities-see attachments (ocean animal boards)



Web Links:

Cabrillo Tidepool Study



Algae: The Forgotten Treasure of Tidepools



Intertidal Zone Field Trip


Life in a Massachusetts Tide Pool



Amos, William H. and Amos,Steven H., Atlantic & Gulf Coasts

Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1989


Gosner, Kenneth L. Atlantic Seashore

Peterson Field Guides

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1979


Letís Explore the Seashore

National Geographic

available from ARC- Area Resource Center

Filmed on the Maine Coast

Special thanks go to the Colby Partnership for Science Education, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bell Atlantic