Download This Full Activity: Sun Prints
Brief Description: Using seaweed as a theme, students will create an art project to reinforce their aquaculture learning experiences.… view full description & alignments
Download This Full Lesson: Seaweed vs Plants
Lesson Description: Seaweeds have been harvested and used throughout the world for centuries and are highly valued in many countries today. The U.S. is just now discovering the many health benefits seaweeds provide and there is a shift towards kelp aquaculture. But what are seaweeds? Are they water plants or a species of their own? How are seaweeds used in today’s society? In this lesson, students will investigate these questions. To begin the lesson, the teacher will introduce the differences between seaweeds and land plants, followed by a microscope lab exercise where … view full description & alignments
Download This Full Lesson: Marine Ecosystems
Lesson Description: Students will gain a better understanding of the intricacies within the Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem after completing this lesson. A classic example of how small changes can affect an entire ecosystem is the sea urchin-kelp story in Maine. Following the collapse of the cod fishery in Maine, green sea urchin populations exploded. The ecosystem became an urchin-dominated system. In the 1980s, fishermen discovered the high value of harvesting sea urchins and the aggressive overharvesting of the green sea urchin resulted in massive declines along the coast. Because urchins are grazers … view full description & alignments
Download This Full Lesson: Seaweed Habitat and Photosynthesis
Lesson Description: An Understanding of photosynthesis is acquired through discussion and watching YouTube videos. Students will engage in creating a mural of a seaweed habitat and show how a species’ anatoms.… view full description & alignments
Download This Lesson: Grades 3-5 Wild Blueberries
Brief Description: Wild Blueberries for ME describes the history, growing and harvesting of this important Maine crop. After reading aloud to the class and discussing the content, students will be involved in English Language Arts and Visual Arts activities. Activities may be written or oral, determined by grade level and skills needed.
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Activity: Traditional Rug Hooking
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Brief Description: Students will learn how early Maine families used worn out or outgrown clothing to make quilts, rugs and other useful items. Both boys and girls learned to sew. Students will research early samplers and rugs and make a basic rug using early techniques.