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ACTIVITY: Exploring Shoreline Habitats

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

The activity below draws from the content in the page Adaptations in the Shoreline Habitat.

Phenomenon:

Crabs seem to stay close to the edge of the water.


Inquiry:

  1. What creatures live on different shorelines?

Guiding Questions:

  1. What makes organisms suited for their specific environments?

Activity:

Connect creatures with the specific shoreline habitat that they live in. Then create your own creature and see how it does in other shoreline ecosystems.



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Further Investigations:

Play the interactive game below to further explore which creatures live in different shoreline habitats.

Note: This game requires flash. If you cannot view the entire interactive on your screen, press Ctrl-Minus (-) on a PC and Command-Option-Minus (-) on a Mac to zoom out.

Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.