Teachers Guides to the Interactives
Our guides are full of useful information about each interactive, including –
- Applicable standards
- Step-by-step instructions and tips
- Printable charts, graphic organizers, and worksheets
- Answer keys and rubrics
- Scripts for narrated portions of the interactive
- Lesson plans
- Vocabulary words
- Tips on using the interactive with less-skilled readers
Students tour seven Bay locations to find organisms that could be featured in the video series, learning about ways in which they are adapted to their environment and how the health of the Bay affects them.
What’s for dinner at the Chesapeake watershed? Students discover predator/prey and consumer/producer relationships as they play this card game based on food chains throughout the ecosystem.
The water cycle is featured in this interactive, as students grapple with the proposed development of a Mega Mall in Bayville. Using their PDAs, students report back to the PROduction Company, telling them what they think the important story elements are.
Using data from a virtual science lab and live data from buoys in the Chesapeake Bay, students have to decide if re-introducing organisms into the Bay is a realistic option for solving the Bay's health problem.
Is the recent sighting of Chessie, the mythical beast of the Chesapeake, a hoax? Students have to figure that out for themselves by talking with geologists, people who claim to have seen Chessie and others in this interactive story.
Are your students Chesapeake Champs? They can find out by exploring a Bay-smarts survey – and learning about others who have made a difference in the present and future of the Bay. The students tell the PROduction Company which of the Chesapeake Champs should be featured in their TV series.
Videos shot throughout the watershed are the focus of this interactive, allowing students choices to gather visual information about the topics explored throughout the site.