Curriculum Resources on:

The Gulf of Maine

GOM

Complied by

Dawn Czaja

with
Associate Professor J. Michael Williamson

Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts


General Unit Goal:
Students of the Gulf of Maine area will be introduced to the wealth of resources right off their shoreline.

Grades:
While the standards this unit addresses are for grades 3-6, this unit is includes modifications for use with younger students.


Program Overview and Lesson Plans

  • Lesson 1 : "Introduction to the Gulf of Maine: New England's Own Ocean"

  • Lesson 2: "Plankton"

  • Lesson 3: "Fish in the Gulf of Maine"

  • Lesson 4: "Lobsters"

  • Lesson 5: "Mammals in the Gulf of Maine"

  • Lesson 6: "Plastic can Pollute"

  • References-Teacher Resources


    Related WhaleNet Gulf of Maine Units and Links:

  • Deer Island Project (Boston sewage treatment and the Gulf of Maine)

  • "Our Connection to the Sea" (major watersheds of the USA)
    Merrimak River (Gulf of Maine Watershed River)

  • Right Whales Sightings in the Gulf of Maine (1997 to present)

  • Satellite Tagged Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Maine and western North Atlantic Ocean.

  • Long Term Current and Sediment Transport Observations, USGS

  • Massachusetts Bay Circulation and Effluent Modeling, USGS

  • Sewage System, MWRA

  • Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay (MWRA water quality)


    The Gulf of Maine Unit was spondored with funding from

    The Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

    MET logo ... Bob


    Gulf of Maine Curriculum Resources

    Table of Contents

    links:

  • Lesson 1 : "Introduction to the Gulf of Maine: New England's Own Ocean", Pages 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • Lesson 2: "Plankton", Pages 1 / 2

  • Lesson 3: "Fish in the Gulf of Maine", Pages 1 / 2

  • Lesson 4: "Lobsters", Pages 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

  • Lesson 5: "Mammals in the Gulf of Maine", Pages 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

  • Lesson 6: "Plastic can Pollute", Pages 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • References-Teacher Resources

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