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4-H Science Toolkits - The Science of Seaweeds

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rockweedThe Science of Seaweeds explores sea vegetable aquaculture. Youth will learn parts of seaweeds and how they differ in structure and function from land plants, what nutrients they need to survive, their importance in the marine food web, and how they are used by humans! NGSS, ELA Literacy and Ocean Literacy Standards alignments provided. These activities are appropriate for youth in grades 3 – 5.

  • General Tool Kit Information Sheet (to reserve a tool kit): Word | PDF
  • Curriculum
  • Included in this toolkit:
    • Pocket microscopes (10)
    • Straws
    • Paper cups
    • Small aluminum trays (5)
    • Roll of mesh
    • Paper towels
    • Aluminum foil
    • Large tongue depressors
    • Small plastic cups
    • Measuring spoons (2 sets)
    • Seaweed samples
    • Containers of Sodium Alginate (5)
    • Plastic pitcher
    • Jenga blocks (5 sets)
    • Masking tape
    • Dice (14)
    • Emoji Stamps (14)
    • Twine
    • Paper clips
    • Mini clothespins
    • Rubber bands
    • Waxed cord
    • Laminated seaweed smaples
    • Crayons (8ct each, 8 packages)
    • Dry erase markers
    • Pencils
    • Printed materials
      • Gulf of Maine Seaweed Guide
      • Go Fish for Seaweed Cards (4 decks)
      • Clue Cards
      • Laminated product photos
      • “Is there Kelp in your Cupboard” sheets
      • List of common products containing seaweed
      • Nitrogen cycle passport worksheet
      • Nitrogen Necklaces
      • Environmental Changes cards (5 decks)
      • Web of Life Necklaces
      • Seaweed Farm Materials Cost Sheet
      • Faux-money (Bills $1-$50, 100pk each bill)
      • Rockweed chips
      • Laminated coastline images
      • Rockweed Data Sheet
      • Seaweed Celebrity cards
MAINE EPSCoR logo This activity is supported by National Science Foundation award #EPS-0904155 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. NSF logo


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