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BayQuest — A Journey of Exploration

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List of animals and locations – alphabetical by plants & animals

List of animals and locations – alphabetical by location

Rubric for PDA responses


Chart A

Alphabetical list by plants and animals

ANIMAL
LOCATION
ANIMAL
LOCATION

American oysters

Oyster bars

Mute swans

Shallow waters

Barnacles

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Nutria

Wetlands

Beach hoppers

Sand beaches

Osprey

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Blue crab

Shallow waters

Oyster drills

Oyster bars

Bull sharks

Open waters

Phragmites

Wetlands

Canada goose

Shallow waters

Phytopklankton

Shallow waters

Cattails

Wetlands

Red beard sponge

Oyster bars

Clams

Intertidal flats

Ribbon worms

Intertidal flats

Clam worms

Intertidal flats

Ruddy turnstone

Sand beaches

Cownose rays

Open waters

Sea cucumber

Open waters

Eastern mudsnail

Intertidal flats

Sea nettles

Shallow waters

Eelgrass

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Sea roaches

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Grass cerith

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Sea squirts

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Grass shrimp

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Seahorses

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Great Blue Heron

Intertidal flats

Ship worms

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Hermit crabs

Intertidal flats

Striped bass

Shallow waters

Herring gull

Sand beaches

Sturgeon

Open waters

Horseshoe crabs

Sand beaches

Terrapins

Shallow waters

Mallard

Shallow waters

Toadfish

Oyster bars

Menhaden

Shallow waters

Widgeon grass

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Mosquito

Wetlands

Wood duck

Wetlands

Muskrats

Wetlands

Zooplankton

Shallow waters

 

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Chart B

Alphabetical list by location

LOCATION
ANIMAL
LOCATION
ANIMAL

Intertidal Flats

Clams

Seagrass meadows and weed beds

Eelgrass

Clam worms

Grass cerith

Eastern mudsnail

Grass shrimp

Great Blue Heron

Seahorses

Hermit crabs

Widgeon grass

Ribbon worms

Shallow waters

Blue crab

Open waters

Bull sharks

Canada goose

Cownose rays

Mallard

Sea cucumber

Menhaden

Sturgeon

Mute swans

Oyster bars

American oysters

Phytopklankton

Oyster drills

Sea nettles

Red beard sponge

Striped bass

Toadfish

Terrapins

Piers, rocks, and jetties

Barnacles

Zooplankton

Osprey

Wetlands

Cattails

Sea roaches

Mosquito

Sea squirts

Muskrats

Shipworms

Nutria

Sand beaches

Beach hoppers

Phragmites

Herring gull

Wood duck

Horseshoe crabs

Ruddy turnstone


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Chart C

Rubric for PDA Responses

As students locate each of the five animals or plants on their list, they are asked to respond to the following prompt on their PDAs:
Why is it important to this Bay ecosystem?

Rubric for Assessing these Entries

Points
Criteria

3

The question is answered logically and fully (2 to 3 reasons given).

2

The question is partially answered (1 reason given). The response is logical.

1

The question is answered, but the reason(s) given are illogical or inappropriate.

0

The question is not answered.

At the conclusion of the interactive, students are asked to respond to this prompt:“Why do these plants and animals live in a particular ecosystem? How do all these ecosystems contribute to the Bay’s health?" They are also asked to make their final recommendation to the PROduction Company about including plants and animals in their miniseries.

Rubric for Assessing Final Report

Points
Criteria

3

The response presents arguments that are compelling and appropriate to the content of the interactive.
There are few spelling or grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

2

Some of the arguments presented in the response are compelling and appropriate to the content of the interactive.
There are some spelling or grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

1

The response is made but not supported by the statements that follow it.
There are numerous grammatical errors.
The recommendation is made.

0

There is no response.
No recommendation is made.

 

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