Students will learn about different marine algae, aka ‘seaweed’, with consideration of their place and importance in the marine ecosystem. This program includes hands-on opportunities and demonstrations in the wet lab and on the beach as weather and season permit. Students will examine available local seaweeds, identify them and discover their unique uses by humans, look at their different parts, and investigate how seaweeds differ from plants on land.
Note: This program is best in the summer/fall when several important species of seaweed are easier to obtain.
Duration: 60 minutes
Links to the BC Curriculum:
Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems (grade 3 science)
All living things sense and respond to their environment (grade 4science)
Biodiversity in the local environment (grade 3 science)
Relationship between humans and their environment (grade 3 social science)
Make observations about living and non-living things in the local environment (grade 3/4 science)
Demonstrate curiosity about the natural world (grade 3/4 science)
Experience and interpret the local environment (grade 3/4 science)