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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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VA SEA 2021 Lesson Plans


Grades: 6-12 Subjects: Biology

This lesson allows students to use math and science to characterize the effects of temperature on lobster egg development. Students will measure features of lobster eggs at different time points and plot how they change across development. This development will be compared between lobsters from different environments, and students will be asked to draw conclusions about how these differences may relate to lobster performance and climate change.


doi: 10.25773/stcr-6v54


Secondary Education, Lesson Plans

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The 2020-21 VA SEA project was made possible through funding from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Margaret Davidson Fellowship Program which supports graduate students in partnership with research reserves where fieldwork, research, and community engagement come together. VA SEA is currently supported by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program.

VASEA21_LobsterEggs_Sisti.pptx (31555 kB)

VASEA21Video_SistiDemo.mp4 (381766 kB)
Video discussing lesson plan



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