How is climate change impacting coastal ecosytems? If sea level rises one meter, where will the tide land on the landscape? Are oceans storms accreting or eroding sediments? Middle School students may investigate these questions in a coastal ecosystem near you.
7-MS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - solar radiation/gravity drive water cycle
7-MS-ESS3-4 - Earth and Human Activity - technological mitigation in resource use
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
8-MS-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - gravity and ocean tides
8-MS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - how ocean effects regional weather
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures