Lesson Plan 1

 Gastropod Survey 

Using quadrats to survey your local rocky platform

Essential Questions

--- What biotic and abiotic factors contribute to the distribution of snails in your local habitat?

--- Can you identify any variation in species abundance along the intertidal zone?

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Lesson Plan 2

 Water Testing for Invisible Influences ?

Marine organisms have evolved to cope with specific abiotic conditions. Even the slightest changes can lead to stress or death. 

Essential Question

  • How can something invisible affect the health or distribution of a marine organism ?

 The Task

Data Collection Sheet