- Grade Level:
- Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
- State Standards:
- NS 5–8, C/Life Sciences: Structure and function in living systems; F/Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Populations, resources, and environments
Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. The role of kelp as a producer and, therefore, its ability to produce oxygen through photosynthesis are emphasized. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored.
Broadcast length: 30 minutes
Grade level: Fifth
- Explain the role of photosynthesis in the functioning of marine ecosystems.
- Explain why photosynthesis is essential to the survival of humans and human communities.
- Provide examples of how humans and human communities can influence the process of photosynthesis and thus the flow ofmatter and energy within the kelp forest.
- How does change in an ecosystem affect the entire ecosystem?
- What affect do humans have on ecosystems?
- Broadcast Lesson Plan
- Pre-Program Activity
- Pre-Program Activity Sheet
- Live Dive Data Sheet
- Post-Program Activity
Schedule a Program
This FREE Channel Islands Live Distance Learning Program is available for interactive participation at your location and at the park visitor center in Ventura, California. Visit Schedule a Program for more information.
Last updated: September 13, 2016