Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Grade level: 2-5
Subject area: Life Science
Students will perform two experiments using models of wetlands to learn about the ability of wetlands to prevent erosion, control flooding, and soak up pollutants. They will apply this knowledge in an activity using metaphors to describe a wetland.There is also an outdoor activity that may be added to teach students about a particular type of wetland, the saltmarsh, and adaptations for plants that live in those environments
Elementary education, lesson plans, wetlands, salt marshes, life science
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Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia. (2019) Investigating the Functions of Wetlands. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/ftxj-pz45