Pools of Wonder
Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will access the park’s website to understand tide pool communities and the plants and animals that live in them. After viewing the website’s view of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the students will imagine the area of the rocks, ocean, and tide pools. They will learn more through videos and texts, then demonstrate their knowledge through class discussions, diagrams, worksheets, and illustrations.
Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse
United States Map
Pools of Wonder
High Tide, Low Tide
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