Lesson Plans

Exploring the Beach
Jill S. Paraska
Hunt-Mapp Middle School
Portsmouth, Virginia

Curriculum reform efforts focus on project-based learning and problem solving activities. Exploring the Beach is one such activity that also integrates mathematics, science, and technology skills. Middle school students apply their skills and knowledge in real-life problem solving investigations outside the classroom, and participate in studies just as scientific research teams do. At a beach, refuge, or similar area, students analyze sand grain size, construct a beach profile, identify various aquatic species, and scour the beach for unnatural materials.

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Middle Level

Tree I.D.
Anthony A. Dalasio and Debbie Curmaci

Worm Weather Predicted
Mary Ellen Krisko

At Issue: Light Pollution
Mary Lightbody

Solar Race Cars
Elizabeth F. O'Keefe

Exploring the Beach
Jill S. Paraska

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