Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Grade Level: 7
Subject Area: Life Science
Students will examine different species found on an oyster reef in the Chesapeake Bay. Students will use a microscope and a dichotomous key to help them determine the different organisms being viewed. Students will draw conclusions based on the observed adaptations of the organisms about how the organism utilizes the oyster reef. Students will practice scientific sketching and become familiar with how to use a field guide and dichotomous key.
Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, oyster reefs
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Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia. (2012) Oyster Reef in the Classroom – A Hands-On Laboratory Approach. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/tgfc-y996