MS Module 9 : Human Activity
Lesson 1 : Runoff and Phytoplankton
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.2, SC.912.L.17.16, SC.912.L.17.8
Objective(s): 1) Discuss human impacts on the ocean and how they are detected by satellite imagery; 2) Illustrate the process of eutrophication and its effects on aquatic ecosystems, while relating it to human activities; 3) Describe the significance of the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.
Essential Question: How does runoff from land effect phytoplankton populations in the ocean?
Vocabulary: watershed, topography, wetlands, floodplains, headwaters, springs, aquifer, delta, chemical parameters, physical parameters, biological parameters, eutrophication, riparian vegetation, turbidity, nonpoint source pollution, point source pollution, hypoxia, dead zones
Assignment(s): Runoff and Phytoplankton Asmt (Intro, Notes, GP & IP)
Lesson 2 : Marine Pollution
Standard(s): SC.912.N.3.5, SC.912.L.17.16, SC.912.N.4.1, SC.912.N.4.2
Objective(s): (1) Distinguish between point and nonpoint source pollution; (2) Give examples of the impacts of pollution on marine biodiversity; (3) Make recommendations for preventing future marine pollution.
Essential Question: How are humans working to identify and design conservation methods to protect marine habitats for the future?
Vocabulary: pollutant, contaminant, anthropogenic, organic pollutants, inorganic pollutants, biodegradable, plastic nodules, reducing, reusing, and recycling
Assignment(s): Marine Pollution Asmt (Intro, Notes, GP & IP)
Lesson 3 : Humans and Coastlines
Standard(s): SC.912.N.3.5, SC.912.N.4.1, SC.912.N.4.2, SC.912.L.17.4, SC.912.L.17.11
Objective(s): (1) Identify the properties of wetland conservation; (2) Explain the many functions provided by wetlands including the filtering of pollutants, providing habitats for diverse organisms, and reducing flooding; (3) Define storm surge and make predictions about it using contour maps; (4) Analyze the cost and benefits associated with costal development.
Essential Question: How might the destruction of our coastal wetlands by humans effect marine life?
Vocabulary: wetlands, barrier islands, costal development, storm surge, dredge,
Assignment(s): Humans and Coastlines Asmt (Intro, Notes, GP & IP)
Lesson 4 : The Ocean's Resources
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.8, SC.912.L.17.11, SC.912.N.4.1, SC.912.N.4.2
Objective(s): (1) Discuss what is meant by The Tragedy of the Commons; (2) Give examples of ways in which fisheries can be more sustainable
Essential Question: Why are regulations necessary for marine practice?
Vocabulary: trawling, maximum sustainable yield, overfishing, aquaculture
Assignment(s): 9-4 Cornell Notes; Ocean's Resources Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)
Lesson 5 : Protecting Marine Habitats
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.11, SC.912.N.4.1, SC.912.N.4.2
Objective(s): (1) Review causes of marine habitat destruction. (2) Identify and explain conservation efforts to protect marine organisms and habitats.
Essential Question: How do humans utilize the process of science to protect the marine environments?
Vocabulary: exclusive economic zones, marine protected areas, artificial reefs
Assignment(s): 9-5 Cornell Notes; Protecting Marine Habitats Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)