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Tried and True: Disrupted food webs—Exploring the relationship between overfishing and dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay

by: Yael Wyner

This inquiry-based activity provides a real-world example that connects to students’ everyday seafood choices. In fact, many students went home and insisted to their parents that they should only buy “green” seafood choices. It was also an effective activity because students were able to use what they learned about ocean ecosystems and apply it to a diagram of a local terrestrial ecosystem. As a result of this activity, students have a better understanding of how we impact food webs and why they are important for a healthy, functioning natural world.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2010Stock # ss10_033_07_78Volume 033Issue 07

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