Salt Marsh Secrets. Lesson Plan.

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Sherry Nikbakht, Senior Lecturer (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The purpose of this lesson is to highlight salt marshes ecological importance tostudents. The whole activity and students’ presentations might take two class periods.The first part of this lesson can be assigned as a research activity following by a classdiscussion. In this lab activity students will read about some facts of salt marshesecology and use real-life data to make estimations about fiddler crab colonypopulation & food material consumption, practice calculations of measures ofcentral tendency, work with proportions & percents, and use basic geometry toestimate volumes of water absorbed by the marshes due to fiddler crab colonyactivity.

Additional Information

Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry. A Bright Idea Nikbakht, Sharareh & Meadows, Yelena. (2016). A bright idea. http://
Language: English
Date: 2016

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