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Life on the Rocky Shore
"Life on the Rocky Shore" is an enjoyable learning spot for students looking for information about tidepools. This site describes ocean life in tidepools, the animals living there and the tides affecting them. Animal photos are followed by a narrative and a table which includes diet, color, size, life cycle, predators, types and relatives of each for easy viewing. Vocabulary words are highlighted and linked to the glossary. There is a quick interactive quiz for each animal with the correct answers given upon completion. Other interactive aspects of this site are an animal identification game, crossword puzzles, word searches and a scavenger hunt. Animal drawings in the Coloring Book may be printed out for coloring or use in a report. There are also examples of the animals done in batiks, an art process explained in the activities section. Other activities include making a tidepool viewer and making a paper mache tidepool. Links to tide tables, updated monthly, are available for visitors wanting to go tidepooling. A survey asks visitors to collaborate by sending data about their tidepooling experiences.
19 & under
Science & Technology > Life Science > Animals > Marine Life
Science & Technology > Earth Science > Oceans, Lakes & Water