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Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction of Tidal Creeks in the Southeast

Ann Hilton, ARMADA Master Teacher
Lisa Parnell, ARMADA Mentee

Print Resources
  • Green,J. Gordon,M.1997series. Why Should I Save Water. Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
    Children learn that clean water is one of our most precious natural resources. In this book, boys and girls are told about dozens of ways in which they and their families can avoid wasting water.
  • Mckinney, B. Maydak, M. 1998. A Drop Around the World. Ages 5-12. California. Dawn Publications.
    My students loved this book. A single raindrop travels around the world to every imaginable place and form. Each rhyming couplet tells about the water cycle, water properties, and places around the world. There is a teacher's guide. I have ordered it!
  • Malnor, C. 2004.Series: Sharing Nature with Children Book Series. A Teacher's Guide to Drop around the World. California. Dawn Publications.
  • A Curriculum Development Team, Conrad, L. Committee chair. 1994. A South Carolina Environmental Curriculum. Action for a Cleaner Tommorrow. Columbia, SC. SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Malnor, C. 2004.Series: Sharing Nature with Children Book Series. A Teacher's Guide to Drop around the World. California. Dawn Publications.
Web Resources
  • Collaboration between Clemson University and South Carolina ETV
    http://www.knowitall.org/sclife
    Take a virtual trip to a tidal creek by clicking the salt marsh trip on this link. The SC Life virtual field trips series offers you the chance to explore South Carolina's ecosystems. These trips offer interactive panoramic Quicktime VR movies, movie clips of wildlife, and links to other multimedia objects and text.
  • Conservenature.org is a program of Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. Web Design by Ivan Andrijevic
    http://www.conservenature.org/
    The website includes Action Steps to preserve wildlife. It also includes video and a photo gallery of ecosystems and wildlife around the world. Excellent resource.
  • Discovery Education United Streaming
    http://gpb.unitedstreaming.com/index.cfm
    Discovery Education unitedstreaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards
  • EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Water. Nonpoint Source Kids.
    http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids/DARBY.HTM
    Interactive website that explains the characteristics of water and understanding how it interacts with other elements in the environment, some of which pollute it and cause problems for people and animals. There are seven hands-on experiments for students to try that teach them the characteristics of water. These could be set up in the classroom as investigation to model scientific method.
  • ETV Streamline SC
    http://www.myetv.org/education/StreamLineSC/
    ETV, partnering with the SC State Department of Education and the K-12 Technology Initiative, created StreamlineSC to improve and manage learning resources in South Carolina schools. The resource is available for free to all South Carolina public, private, and home schools. I find this resource invaluable. My students benefit from and enjoy the videos that compliment our SC coherent curriculum. I can choose to use only segments that complement my lesson plans. Example research related Videos:
    • Source of Life: Water in Our Environment (24:00) Living things need water to survive. This statement exemplifies the importance of water to humans and other forms of life. This full motion video explains where water is found and how it's used in homes, industry and agriculture.
    • Water: Friend and Foe (54:00) In the course of history, water has carved out canyons, generated power for cities, and devastated lives. Four segments address some of the properties, perils, and uses of water.
    • Turning the Tide Against Pollution - Examines how toxic materials affect our water resources, and reports on attempts at water conservation.
  • Hollings Marine Laboratory Partners: Five state and federal research partners join at Hollings Marine Laboratory in a team effort to understand how the marine environment links to marine life and human health.
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII
    http://www.watersheds.org/teacher/water.htm
    Teacher Resources includes lesson plans, activities, and resources for learning about watersheds and water quality
  • NCCOS Educational Materials.
    http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/
    Primarily for Kids. Educational materials provided to increase environmental literacy on issues important to NCCOS and NOAA Regional Ocean Activity Books. These books include fun and informative activities about the local coastal ocean and its inhabitants.
  • South Carolina Department of Education. Programs- environmental education.
    http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/cso/enved/index.html
    Statewide environmental education strategies. South Carolina "Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning (EIC) School Network
Audio/Visual Resources
  • Planet Earth, Part 3: Fresh Water. DVD. Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series. Release Date 2007.
    Broadcast 19 March 2006, this program describes the course taken by rivers and some of the species that take advantage of such a habitat. Sounds like spectacular vido of water around the world.