Who Killed SAV? Session 1
Lesson Plans Contents
- Lesson Plans Home
- Journey of a Raindrop to the Chesapeake Bay
- Does It Soak Right In?
- Wetlands: Here All Year?
- Types of Pollution
- Stream Creatures: Clues to Stream Health
- Muddying the Waters
- Grasses, Grasses Everywhere
- Who Killed SAV?
- A River Runs Through It
- Riparian Buffers
- Captain John Smith's Chesapeake Bay
- Succession and Forest Habitats
- Bay and Pond Food Webs
- Native vs. Non-native Species: Who Will Win?
- Wasting Water
- Going for Water
Who Killed SAV? Lesson Plan includes:
- Who Killed SAV? Home
- Session 1
- Session 2
- Classroom Assessment Suggestions
- Extensions for Students
Conduct this session in the classroom.
- Begin reading aloud Who Killed SAV? (.pdf only). Stop at the bottom of page 5 to allow students to make predictions. What could possibly have caused SAV to disappear?
- Continue reading, stopping after each suspect is described to summarize the ways in which that suspect harmed SAV.
- Divide the class into groups of 3–4 students, and assign each group a suspect: Hurricane Agnes, Clam Dredging, Development, or Nutrients. Within each group, designate one student the "accused," one the "defender," and one or more the "prosecutor(s)." Distribute the appropriate trial worksheets (listed at right) as guides for students in preparing their cases.
- Allow time for students to prepare and plan their cases as well as to do further research as needed. (See Using the Library Media Center for Project Research and Using the World Wide Web for Project Research in the Project Action Guide.)