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Unit 3

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Lesson Plan 3





  1. Students can research their organisms to find out the correct coloration, then color in the drawings with crayons or markers.
  2. You may paste the organism cutouts onto index cards to cover up the description on the back. Then have the students research each organism to find out where it lives. This will require an extra class period and marine biology reference books. You may want to try one of the following:
    1. From the Sea to Shining Sea by Amy L. Cahn
    2. Life Starts in the Sea by Andrea Lamas
    3. One Small Square-Seashore by Donald M. Silver
    4. The Complete Aquarium by Peter W. Scott
  3. Discuss the organization of organisms within groups and the concept of an ecosystem.