Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans
This role-play and decision-making game allows students to simulate predator-prey interactions between fish and blue crabs in a seagrass bed. Students will then make inferences about the influence of habitat and body size on juvenile blue crab survival.
Seagrass, Blue Crabs, Predators, Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Marine Science
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This lesson was developed in alignment with the 2010 Virginia Department of Education’s Science Standards of Learning.
This work is sponsored by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, which supports collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. The Science Collaborative is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of Michigan Water Center.
Bromilow, A. (2017) Seagrass Survivor. Subjects: Life Science / Biology, Environmental Science, Marine / Ocean Science Grades: 6-8. VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5H73K