This is a classroom and community activity guide for teachers that addresses issues such as endangered species, marine debris, coastal geology, water use, and much more. It is aligned to the California State Science Content Standards for grades 3 through 8, and includes "Community Action" lessons adaptable for all ages up to and beyond 12th grade. There are three activities for each grade level from third to eighth grade and the last chapter has activities that may be adapted for use by all grade levels from first to twelfth. All activities in a grade level fall under the same science topic or theme including wetlands, erosion and transport, the hydrologic cycle, beaches and longshore transport, endangered species, food chains and webs, and community action. Each activity within a grade level may be completed independently of the other activities. The guide is available to California educators for free from the California Coastal Commission or it can be downloaded.


  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


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