Lesson Plan Standards:MD State: 1.1.1, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 1.4.9, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.5, 1.5.9, 1.7.6, 2.1.1, 3.3.3, 3.4.2, 3.5.2, 3.5.3, 3.6.1, 6.2.3, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5
Lesson Plan:The Case of the Disappearing Blue Crab
Students will be evaluated throughout the lesson with informal question and answer sessions. Students will complete a lab report that accompanies the "Is Hematodinium the culprit?" lab and will use a rubric to complete an informational brochure or commercial. Students will then implement a management technique and journal their experiences and its effectiveness.
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of importance of the blue crab to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the dangers of the parasite Hematodinium spp. by writing a formal lab report, creating an information brochure to increase public awareness, and implementing a blue crab population and/or Hematodinium prevalence management technique.
- Students will write a formal lab report to answer the question "Is Hematodinium the culprit?" that includes purpose of the lab, amendments to the materials list and procedure, picture of gel (if available), data analysis and conclusions.
- Students will follow the rubric for the "Why save the blue crab?" informational brochure/commercial.
- Students can implement one of the management techniques identified in their brochures/commercials and journal their experiences and evaluate the technique's effectiveness.