Distance Learning

Channel Islands Live Dive: 5th Grade

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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

Objectives addressed:

  • 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.

Essential questions:

  • How does change in an ecosystem affect the entire ecosystem?
  • What affect do humans have on ecosystems? 

Program Documents

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