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Comprehensive Puget Sound Project marine science teaching guides feature:

  • Proven hands-on/minds-on lessons
  • Enhance scientific investigation, math and reading skills
  • Key concepts, background information, materials needed, teaching hints, extension ideas, and answer keys for each lesson
  • Most activities require few materials not readily available in your classroom or local stores


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Discovering Puget Sound - Grades 4-6
A look at the discoveries of early people living in Puget Sound sets the stage for activities highlighting the physical, biological and human factors that influence life in the Sound. Students quantify the miles of shoreline, examine beach sediments and investigate the interdependency of the marine organisms that live in our shoreline areas to provide the background knowledge and skills necessary to take actions to assure the health of Puget Sound.

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A Salmon in the Sound - Grades 6-8

Salmon serves as a vehicle to focus on Puget Sound as an ecosystem that includes rivers and watersheds as well as saltwater environments. Diverse activities which integrate material from many disiplines are united through a student text tracing the return of a Chinook salmon from the open ocean to its spawning ground in the Skykomish River watershed. From food chains and fishing to genetics and wild salmon, the activities highlight the difficult and complex choices Puget Sound residents must make concerning the management of our natural resources.

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The Changing Sound - Grades 9-12

An investigation of the decline of the once abundant native Olympia oyster engages students in a wide variety of hands-on/minds-on science activities from experimentally determining the size of Puget Sound to oyster anatomy and ecology to water quality testing. Integrating material from geography, history, writing, and problem solving as well, the activities focus on human interaction with oyster populations and lead students to a consideration of actions they might take for maintaining the health of Puget Sound.

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