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3rd-5th Grade (upper elementary)   Lesson 4: Doing scientific inquiry in local ecosystems (a) To provide students with an opportunity to participate in scientific inquiry by investigating the water quality at 5 sites: school, filtered water from teacher’s house, Pinto Lake, Corralitos Creek, and the Pajaro River. (b) This project is linked to Melissa Miller (a senior wildlife veterinarian at the Department of Fish and Wildlife)...

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Sea otter deaths linked to toxin from freshwater bacteria September 10, 2010 By Tim Stephens     A potent toxin produced by bright-green blooms of freshwater bacteria has been flowing into the ocean and poisoning sea otters, according to a team of investigators led by scientists at the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the University of California, Santa Cruz. In a paper published September 10 in PLoS ONE, the...

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Teacher resource video on both the inland and ocean factors which affect sea otters health and overall population status in Central California.  Note:  Melissa Miller’s discovery of the cause of several sea otter deaths (blue-green algae from Pinto Lake going through the Pajaro watershed) is in this video (Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter). http://seaotters.com/resources/ PDF...

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Rating Lesson 4


Posted By on Dec 23, 2013

Name________________________________        Grade______         Date __________     Students rating Water Quality Project for helping you learn _____   1 not helpful!      2 a little bit helpful      3 helpful      4 very helpful      5 Wow!   Comment: “______________________________________________________________   ________________________________________________________________________  ...

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