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Monday, July 7, 2008

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Introductions

Using Investigative Cases

Powerpoint on cases

Case analysis sheet

Investigative Case Based Learning site

SERC StartingPoint site

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

A Day at the Bay
Case study group work on Remote Sensing Data

Case:  A Day at the Bay

Eyes on the Bay site l

Eyes on the Bay Investigation

Chesapeake Bay Remote Sensing site

Chlorophyll Investigation

Galveston Bay Information Center

Texas Coast oyster maps

Teacher resources

Underwater Grass Restoration link

Wikipedia link for chlorophyll

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Weather and the Bay
NOAA Hurricane data

Case:  Weather and the Bay

Website link to NOAA Hurricane data

NOAA Investigation

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

Problem Solving with Technology
Pick a hurricane, go back and see effect on bay.
Prepare group posters for Tuesday morning presentations.


Lesson plan on harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay


Flash slide show on harmful algal blooms

4:15-5:00

Summary of the Day
Big Ideas – Algae and plants respond to changes in environment.  These organisms impact other populations in the bay, Chlorophyll is useful to monitor environmental health..  

Wikipedia link for chlorophyllin

Clorets Commercial

Day Overview

Introduction to cases, remote sensing of chlorophyll, and accessing weather data.  Cases and investigations go side by side

 

Homework

Work on posters for homework