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PBL: Human and Storm Impact on Oceans

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • What is the human impact on oceans?
  • What do storms do to the coast and to the energy resources located there?
Date(s): Day 17-21 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects
  • SOL 5.6c
  • SOL 5.1b,d,I,j,k
  • SOL 5.7f,g
  • Review of SOL 4.9a
  • Science is social
  • Science is a blend of logic/imagination
  • The natural world is understandable
  • Science demands evidence
Student Objective(s) for this lesson:
  1. TSW review the different types of storms.
  2. TSW construct a model of a coastline(continental shelf) including energy resources
  3. TSW mimic a storm and collect/record data from storm model.
  4. TSW infer the effects of the storm on the coastline
Misconceptions to address in this lesson:
  1. Hurricanes only do damage on land.
  2. Hurricanes form over land.
Safety Concerns in this lesson:
  • Blowing sand
download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean PBL Human and Storm impact on Oceans.pdf


Related Activities:
#1 Coastline Storm Damage
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Coastline Storm Damage.pdf] Link
#2 Endangered Ocean Organisms
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Endangered Ocean Organisms.pdf] Link
#3 Oily Mess
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Oily Mess.pdf] Link
#4 Land and Ocean Relationships ​
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Land and Ocean Relationships.pdf] Link

Related Master Lesson Plan:
Commotion in the Ocean Master Lesson Plan



by Science Generalist at 3:19 PM in Elementary, Earth and Space Science, Problem Based Learning/PBL, Life Science
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