Menu Downeast Institute

The Lesson Plans in this section relate to hands-on projects that can be done in our local marine environment.  Lesson Plans were conceived, organized, and written by DEI's Curriculum Developer, Colleen Haskell.

A) Lesson I -  A Tour of the Downeast Institute

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Word List

3.  Worksheet for DEI website

4.  Worksheet for Research Notes

5.  Worksheet for Umbrella Chart

6.  Answer Key Worksheet

 

B) Lesson II - The Clam Project (Preparing the Clams for Planting)

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Word List

3.  Key Questions

4.  Measurements Chart

5.  Research Question - Hypothesis

6.  KWL Chart

7.  Answer Key - Key Questions

8.  Answer Key - Keywords

9.  Answer Key - Worksheet (KWL Chart)

 

C)  Lesson III - Setting out the Field Experiment

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Word List

3.  Key Questions

4.  Hypothesis Worksheet

5.  5 x 7 Index Card

6.  Upper Tidal Zone Chart

7.  Middle Tidal Zone Chart

8.  Lower Tidal Zone Chart

9.  Worksheet Index Card

10.  Worksheet Powers of Observation

11.  Answer Key - Keywords

12.  Answer Key - Key Questions

13.  Answer Key - Hypothesis Worksheet

14.  Answer Key - Worksheet Powers of Observation

 

D)  Lesson IV -  The End of the Field Experiment (Retrieving the clams)

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Word List

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet Umbrella Chart

5.  Answer Key - Keywords

6.  Answer Key - Key Questions

7.  Answer Key - Umbrella Chart

 

E)  Lesson V - Recording, Compiling, and Analyzing the Data

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Word List

3.  Key Questions

4.  Flow Chart of Data Collection

5.  Story Summary of Clam Project

6.  Worksheet - Puzzle It Out

7.  Data Sheet for Measurements of Clams

8.  Answer Key - Keywords

9.  Answer Key - Key Questions

10.  Answer Key - Puzzle It Out

 

F)  Lesson VI - Predators of Mya arenaria - the soft-shell clam

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Reading - Predator Pictures

5.  Reading Resource - Predation (B. Beal)

6.  Worksheet - Spider Chart

7.  Worksheet Cards for Spider Chart

8.  Worksheet - Large Cards

9.  Answer Key - Keywords

10.  Answer Key - Key Questions

11.  Answer Key - Worksheet Predators

 

G) Lesson VII - "CLAM - O"  A vocabulary game that matches words with definitions

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Key Questions

3.  Clam-O sheet

4.  Clam-O markers

5.  Clam-O sheet - Words added

6.  Answer Key - Keywords

 

H) Lesson VIII - Do you know how to make a clam shell fly through the air?

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Key Words

3.  Key Questions

4.  Reading Resource - The Story of "How to Fly A Clamshell"

5.  Answer Key - Keywords

6.  Answer Key - Key Question

 

I)  Lesson IX - Field trip to the intertidal mud flats

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Answer Key - Keywords

5.  Answer Key - Key Questions

6.  Inner Clam Shell Diagram

7.  Colored Diagram of Internal Organs

8.  Photo of Clam Foot

9.  Photos of Clam Life Cycle

10.  Schematic of Clam Life Cycle

11.  Photos of Male and Female Clams Spawning

12.  Larger Photos of Clam Spawning

 

J)  Lesson X - Life Cycle of Mya arenaria - the soft-shell clam

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet - Clam Life Cycle

5.  Schematic of Clam Life Cycle

6.  Worksheet - Worklist

7.  Answer Key - Keywords

8.  Answer Key - Key Questions

 

K)  Lesson XI - Anatomy of Mya arenaria - the soft-shell clam

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet - Clam Feeding and Digestion

5.  Clam Pillow - Inventory List

6.  Clam Pillow - Labels

7.  Answer Key - Keywords

8.  Answer Key - Key Questions

9.  Answer Key - Clam Feeding and Digestion

 

L)  Lesson XII - Food Chains & Food Webs

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet - My Research Notes

5.  Worksheet - Species Cards

6.  Bibliography - Food Web

7.  Answer Key - Keywords

8.  Answer Key - Key Questions

 

M)  Lesson XIII - Field Trip to Marine Habitats

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet - Scavenger Hunt List

5.  Resource Reading - Clam Habitat

6.  Resource Reading - Clam Habitat Notes

7.  Answer Key - Keywords

 

N)  Lesson XIV - Types of Marine Habitats

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet Intertidal Zone Investigation

5.  Answer Key - Keywords

6.  Answer Key - Key Questions

7.  Answer Key - Key Questions

 

O) Lesson XV - Tides

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Keywords

3.  Key Questions

4.  Worksheet - Time & Tide

5.  Worksheet - Instructions Hi-Lo Chart

6.  Worksheet - High & Low Tide

7.  Answer Key - Keywords

8.  Answer Key - Key Questions

9.  Answer Key - High & Low Tide

 

P)  Lesson XVI - Taking Core Samples

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Key Questions

3.  Answer Key - Keywords

4.  Answer Key - Key Questions

 

Q) Lesson XVII - Quadrat Counting

1.  Lesson Plan

2.  Key Questions

3.  Hypothesis - Blank Sheet

4.  Answer Key - Keywords

5.  Answer Key - Key Questions

 

R) Master Sheets

1) Table of Contents

2) Student Booklist

3) Vocabulary List and Definitions

4) Answer Key for Key Questions (ALL)

 

 

© Copyright 2004 - 2017 Downeast Institute. All rights reserved.