Teaching Resources

Teaching environmental issues in your classroom is a critical component of providing your students a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Discover a wealth Chesapeake Bay related books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources.

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A Teachers Guide to Delaware State Parks: Field Trips and Outreach Opportunities

Delaware State Parks are great places for students and teachers to explore nature and history. With 16 parks, five historic sites and many natural areas, Delaware State Parks offer you a comprehensive view of our state's natural and historical heritage. This resource contains an overview of Delaware State Park field trip and outreach programs, as a printable PDF. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Delaware
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As the River Flows

Students will explore the impact land use can have on rivers by assessing the impact of a variety of land use scenarios on the health of an imaginary river. They will recommend changes that reduce the impact that each land use scenario has on the river and assess the impact of land use in their schoolyard. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Nutrients Sediments Wastewater and Stormwater Forests Urban / Suburban
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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Bay-B-C’s Guide

This booklet is a compilation of Bay related activities and lesson plans for K to 3rd grade students. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Nutrients Water Quality Monitoring Toxics Sediments Wetlands
  • Subject(s): Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Curriculum Guide, Lessons and Activities
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Bay-Sic Ratios Lesson

In this activity, students will use a scale model to illustrate the shallowness and land to water ratio of the Chesapeake Bay, and will compare the Bay watershed to other watersheds around the world. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Geosphere
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Captain John Smith’s Chesapeake Bay Lesson

Students will compare and contrast the Chesapeake bay of today verses the Chesapeake bay of John Smith's day. They will read excerpts from Smith's description of his exploration of the Bay and its rivers and analyze Smith's map of the Chesapeake. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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Chesapeake Bay - An Introduction to an Ecosystem Guide

A comprehensive overview of the geology and waters of the Chesapeake Bay, biological communities, living resources and more. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Biosphere
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Lessons and Activities
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Chesapeake Bay Activity Book

This activity book features activities for elementary students featuring coloring pages, crosswords, and other activities centered around coastal science. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): Elementary School
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Chesapeake Bay FieldScope Website

Explore National Geographic's interactive online map of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about land use by exploring real-time data and interactive map layers. Your class can also conduct stream studies and enter their data online to use some cool analysis tools, and to share data with other schools. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Water Quality Monitoring Wetlands Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Data, Multimedia
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Chesapeake Bay Map

This map of the Chesapeake Bay is made for printing and copying and can be customized as basic or detailed. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Posters and Maps
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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Map

This maps of the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed is available as a pfd or image file. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Posters and Maps
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