EDUCATE > COAST CONNECTIONS > SANDY SHORES
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Authentic Projects of DQ3:
Driving Question 1: Why Are Our Sandy Beaches Special?
Learner Level: Beginner (best for younger students, students less inexperienced with science, or students with significant learning disabilities)
In a nutshell: Students uncover the unique ecology, wildlife, and features of Oregon's sandy coasts.
Why choose this question? This DQ allows students to focus on the biological aspects of the seashore, namely the animals that live there. If you have students who don't spend alot of time at the beach, this investigation is a great way for them to gain expertise in basic sandy shore wildlife and ecology. Students also have the opportunity to delve into geography, helping them develop a stronger sense of place and understanding of where they live.
CHOOSE YOUR AUTHENTIC PROJECT BELOW:
Critters of the Coast: Students research what lives at the sandy shore and create their own identification guide.
Mapping Our Beaches: Students explore where Oregon’s sandy beaches are and why to create their own large-scale map.