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Eyes on the Bay Lesson Plans

These resources and lesson plans were developed to support science and environmental studies educators in integrating these topics within the regular curriculum when studying Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bays. Our goal is to integrate student learning of science concepts with the use of technology and current scientific data. We aim to facilitate the involvement of teachers and students in authentic science and environmental investigations. In this lesson series, the Eyes on the Bay website is used to gather information and interpret data. We encourage educators to visit local streams and use probes and other water quality testing kits to enhance their use of technology (see Lesson Plans Resources section).

Each lesson can be used individually or as a complete package to teach water quality concepts. Educators may adapt any of the lessons to meet their specific needs.

Viewing and Downloading Files

You can open any of the Adobe Acrobat PDF files in your web browser, or save them to your computer by right-clicking on the link and choosing "Save Target As...". If you would like to view the HAB Movie in your web browser, click on the "HAB Flash Movie (Live Internet)" link. You can download the HAB Movie by right clicking on the "HAB Flash Movie (Download)" link and choosing "Save Target As...". To view the downloaded movie, simply uncompress (a.k.a. unzip) the .zip file and run the .exe file.

After each lesson is completed, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please fill out the Evaluation Form so that we may continue to improve our educational services.

Lesson Plans: Supporting Files:
pdfEyes on Salinity Lesson Plan salmapAnnual Mean Salinity Map
pdfEyes on Dissolved Oxygen Lesson Plan  
* Eyes on the Bay Harmful Algal Bloom Lesson Plan is currently being updated *  
pdfLesson Plan Evaluation Form getacro getflash

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These lesson plans use the Eyes on the Bay website as a key resource. We would like to thank the following Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff for their contributions: Christopher J. Heyer, Cindy Etgen, Elena S. Takaki-Moschell and Mark Trice.

If you have any questions about the Eyes on the Bay lesson plans, content, or technology, please Contact Us.

Learn More About Maryland Department of Natural Resources Education:

Visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Educators page to find a variety of programs and resources, including professional development, funding, educational resources, environmental data, and field experiences.