Biology

From the Teacher Handbook:

  1. Extraordinary Eelgrass Reading | Extraordinary Eelgrass Questions
  2. Eelgrass Morphology
  3. Leaf Length: Averaging eelgrass blade length in quadrats
  4. A Closer Look: Observe differences between eelgrass, seaweeds, and terrestrial land plants
  5. Meristem Exploration: Locate meristem and observe if it changes position over time.
  6. Dissolved Oxygen | DO Experiment
  7. Food Web Handout | Food Web Worksheet
  8. Eelgrass Organisms Data Sheet and Guide
  9. Eelgrass Organism Poster
  10. Experiment Ideas

Other Resources and Activities:

Essential Eelgrass Webinar-by Hillary Neckles, PhD. (a joint production of MDIBL and COSEE-Ocean Systems)

Seagrass Fact Sheet 1 | Fact Sheet 2 (University of Maryland) Introductory Eelgrass Lesson by Sonia Botos for Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Background Reading on Estuaries (from By the Sea– A Guide on the Coastal Zone of Atlantic Canada)

Teach Ocean Science: Food Web Lessons

High School: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Seagrasses Experiment ( by Dr. Laura Murray, University of MD Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory) and Seagrass Photosynthesis Worksheet.

Seagrasses Organism Gallery  (From Rhode Island Restoration Portal)

Root Tip Mitosis: Look at rhizomes’ root tips under the microscope and see  chromosomes splitting in cells. This is the method for onion cells, let’s see if it works with eelgrass!