Coastal Habitats & Species—Rocky Shore Survivors

Summary: Students become intertidal organisms and role-play various tidal situations to understand how they adaptations for survival are necessary and effective.

Concepts to teach: Adaptations and Survival; Rocky Shores Habitat

Goals: Students will learn about the challenges and benefits of living in the rocky shores and the adaptations inhabitants use to survive such a dynamic environment.

6.2L.2, 8.1L.1

Specific Objectives:

  1. Identify with intertidal organisms and role play various adaptations for survival
  2. Become familiar with invertebrates of the Oregon Coast
  3. Introduce various tidepool creatures to peers
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the pros and cons of rocky shore living

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  • Assessments are included in the OCEP Summary.