Tide Pool Ecology Research

Mastery Objective:  Students will be able to search online databases, books and credible websites to locate and apply valid information about tide pool ecology to complete their project. 

ONLINE DATABASES/ ONLINE BOOKS

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore by Kenneth L. Gosner (from Mr. Seng's eboard)
http://www.sengs.com/mrseng/atlanticseashore.html

Facts on File - Science Online -

WEBSITES

**REMEMBER - use only VALID and CREDIBLE websites -- Evaluate websites -- DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA.  Make sure you can trust the AUTHOR.**

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore by Kenneth L. Gosner (from Mr. Seng's eboard)
http://www.sengs.com/mrseng/atlanticseashore.html

ARKive Images of Life on Earth -
http://www.arkive.org/
ARKive is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - a unique global initiative, gathering together into one centralised digital library, films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s species.

A Teacher's Guide to the Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine -
http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/aquarium/Teachers_Guide.pdf
A great resource containing information on the animals being researched. Use the table of contents on page 3 to locate specific pages on each of the animals. Be sure to only print the selected pages you need and not the entire 110 page document!

Maine Marine Information Resource -
http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/speciesinformation.htm
Maine Marine Resource Information by Species Select an underlined link below for more information about that species.

Gulf of Maine Aquarium -
http://www.gma.org/katahdin/tidepool.html
Website from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium provides a brief overview of Maine tide pool ecology.

Maine Intertidal Zone Investigation -
http://alpha2.bigelow.org/mitzi/index.html
The Maine InterTidal Zone Investigation or MITZI is a fun, virtual field trip to Maine's rocky intertidal habitat. Explore the plants and animals of the rocky shore and their community between the tides. Learn about how these organisms survive in this beautiful, but harsh environment.

BOOKS and WEBSITES

Lenape Online Book Catalog -
Search the media center catalog ("library search") for materials in the media center.  Click on "webpath express" for websites.  Ask Ms. Fauver or Ms. Gaffney for help finding books.

 

Created April 28, 2008 by Ms. Fauver for Ms. DeSantis' classes at Lenape High School.  Last updated April 30, 2013.