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Conduct a survey of a habitat near you! | Biology activity

Conduct a survey of a habitat near you! | Biology activity


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Activity: Whale city

Description | 2 hours

Media: Spot majestic gannets and whales in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, where Isabelle explores the habitat of the endangered right whale.

Activity: Biological survey - Students are challenged to conduct a survey of a nearby habitat, such as a park, playground, or street corner. The activity demonstrates how a researcher might develop an observation plan similar to the pelagic survey method used on board the Odyssey.

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About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

Available in French
Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.


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