Teaching Resources

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Anatomy of a White Perch

From gill plates to caudal fin, this graphic show the anatomy of a white perch. A brief description of the function of each body part is also included. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Fish
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Posters and Maps
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Animal Camouflage Lesson

Students will understand why animals need to adapt to their environments. Then see how coloring, markings, and physical actions can make an animal better adapted to its environment. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Animal Classification Lesson

Students will identify characteristics from each of the five categories of vertebrates and then group animals by categories. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds Fish Mammals
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Animal Groups Lesson

Students will learn wild animals require four basic habitat components: food, water, cover, and space. And that animals can be divided into five distinct groups: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds Fish Mammals
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Animal Species Richness Lesson

Students will investigate species richness of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Students will learn about their local biodiversity and relate the habitat to the types of species found. Students will identify at least 50 animal species that are indigenous to Tioga County. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Aquatic Times Lesson

Students will investigate, write and produce a newspaper that features aquatic information and issues. They will identify a diversity of issues related to aquatic organisms and habitats, and develop their own opinions concerning some issues involving aquatic life and habitats. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Bay Grasses Wetlands Rivers and Streams
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): Middle School
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ARKive

ARKive is a centralized and authoritative multimedia digital library of the world's best images, films and audio recordings of Earth's most threatened species. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds Blue Crabs Fish Oysters Mammals
  • Subject(s): Science, Technology
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Bald Eagle Cam

Visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refugee bald eagle cam! Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Bald Eagle Information

This site offers lesson plans, activities and information about bald eagles from their migration to conservation. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities, Multimedia
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Bay Dreaming Bookstore

Here's a site that lists various books about the Chesapeake Bay's history, conservation, travel destinations, etc. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians Birds John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
  • Level(s): High School
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