K-12 Resources


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The Chesapeake Bay, an imperiled natural resource of national importance, provides a special opportunity to engage the interest of students. Maryland Sea Grant offers a variety of useful and engaging online instructional strategies about marine and coastal science and its application in the Chesapeake Bay region. Some lessons were written by school teachers from Maryland and other states.

Because coastal science is an interdisciplinary enterprise, these resources offer educators a proven tool for teaching effectively about core issues in the sciences.

Interactive Instructional Strategies

5E Instructional Strategies

With support from Maryland Sea Grant, teachers from across Maryland and other states have written instructional strategies that meet the widely accepted “5E” instructional model for science. The lessons encourage students to develop inquiry and critical thinking and to learn about the process of science. Strategies include:


Maryland Sea Grant Personnel


For more information, contact:

Assistant Director for Education


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