WebQuest: Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales

Lesson Plan Overview

This lesson introduces high school students (grades 9-12) to the topic of sensory perception in the marine environment. The WebQuest introduces the role of acoustic cues in ocean ecology and challenges students to determine if acoustic warning devices are useful tools to prevent right whale fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes in the Gulf of Maine.

Source: University of Maine Lindsey Lab
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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