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Student Work: Salt Marsh
Bird: Snowy Egret (.ppt) by Joshua
Bird: Great Blue Heron (.ppt) by Brian B.
Mammal: Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse (.ppt) by Katie
Crustacean: Mud Crab (.html) by  Brian C.        
Crustacean: Shrimp (.ppt) by Nick

Brackish Water: Salt Marsh

   We studied about the  salinity of the water in the salt marsh in San Francisco Bay.  We learned from our class presenter, Dawn from the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, that things such as  runoff and the discharge of treated waste water effects the habitat of plants, small mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles and fish that live in the salt marsh and the many local and migratory birds.  Some are even endangered.

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Project Objectives




Core Understandings
  • Our area has many different water ecosystems.
  • Each ecosystem has unique plants and animals adapted to that environment.
  • Each ecosystem has interdependent organisms.
Learning Objectives
  • The Students will be able to research different water ecosystems in our area.
  • The Students will be able to analyze different water ecosystems in our area.
  • The Students will be able to write reports about different water ecosystems in our area.
  • The Students will be able to work cooperatively in groups both within class and collaboratively with groups in other classes.
Content Standards for this Project

 

The watershed, marshland, San Francisco Bay and the coastal areas of the Bay Area are the dynamic areas we studied in this project..

Mr. Curry's 5th Grade (web)
Vinci Park School
Berryessa Union School District
San Jose, CA

Our class lives up to our school name, the Vinci Park Explorers, as we explore the world around us through trips and virtually through the world wide web.

 


Resources
 Our Class Projects
Student Work
Bird: Snowy Egret by Joshua
Bird: Great Blue Heron (.ppt) by Brian B.
Mammal: Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse (.ppt) by Katie
Crustacean: Mud Crab (.html) by  Brian C.        
Crustacean: Shrimp (.ppt) by Nick
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