Cindy EtgenAquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal ServiceMD Department of Natural Resources580 Taylor Ave., E-2Annapolis, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
This curriculum guide is designed for Grades 3-8 and provides educators and students the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences with water quality monitoring.
This series of activities is designed to help your class or student group learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. It does not need to be conducted in any particular order; however, some activities do build on one another. Topics addressed include:
We hope that upon completion of the activities, students will be able to connect science concepts with their actions and that everyone will become active stewards of our watershed.
Thank you for taking the time to teach youth about our rivers, streams and Chesapeake Bay. It is an important part of our lives and heritage. So, get out there and Be Part of Something Big!
Click here to download the completeBe a Part of Something Big! Teachers Guide (3.7 MB)
or, click on the links below to download Be Part of Something Big! Teacher's Guide by topic.
Activity 2 - What is a Watershed?
Activity 3- Water Cycle Theater
Activity 5 - Nature's Sponge
Activity 7- Design Your Own Stream Study Kit
Task A: How Our Stream Measures Up Task B: Stream Temperature Task C: Stream pH Task D: Stream Banks and Bottoms Task E: The Bug Test Task F: Who Lives in the Stream?
Activity 13 - Water Use
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