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To help develop observation skills. To learn where to look for features in coastal ecosystems.
You will be required to remember certain objects. Exploration of a coastal ecosystem.
Your first trip to a coastal ecosystem should be exploratory and fun. This activity can be done before you start a field trip.
Box with a lid
You can make the activity more difficult by adding more objects and reducing the observation time, or you can do the reverse to make the activity easier. To save paper, people could simply state what was in the box. If you are working in pairs you can let people collect their own objects.
This activity could be a prelude to a classification exercise of shells. See also Pre-field Trip Hints and activities 6 to 8 on How to Explore a Coastal Ecosystem.
|MATERIALS:||natural objects from the shore, box with cover, pencils, paper|
|LOCATION:||indoors or outdoors|
|TIME REQUIRED:||15 minutes|
|MINIMUM PEOPLE REQUIRED:||2|