Caring for the Kelp: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

/Caring for the Kelp: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve
Caring for the Kelp: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve


Caring for the Kelp: Protecting the Plants and Animals of Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Driving Question: How can we spread an awareness about protecting the animals and plant life living in the kelp forest habitat in Point Lobos State Marine Reserve?
Project Idea: Design a Public Service Announcement campaign to spread an awareness of how and why the plants and animals in the kelp forest need to be protected in Point Lobos State Marine Reserve. This PSA could be posters, videos, or a social media campaign.

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Creator: Jo-Ann Fox

Type: Document

Grades: 4-6

Created: May 1, 2019

Standards Alignment

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2aIntroduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2bDevelop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2cLink ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2dUse precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2eProvide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9aApply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9bApply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]").
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Next Generation Science Standards

LS2.AInterdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.BCycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
ESS3.CHuman Impacts on Earth Systems