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Coastal Habitat (Explorable Scene)

by Avantis Lesson Plans


This Explorable Scene allows students to experience a coastal habitat. While there are many different types of coastal
habitat, including rocky cliffs and salt marshes, here students have the opportunity to explore cliffs, a sandy beach and
the sea. Viewers might notice the tide going out and leaving wet sand in the intertidal zone, and the gently sloping sandy
beach heading up to the cliffs which have been weathered and eroded over the years and include a small shelf where
plants such have grasses have taken hold on the tiny, exposed ridge. What further living things might be found in this
coastal habitat?

This supporting document provides three focus points, which teachers may want to use to scaffold and guide their students through this experience. The second page outlines how teachers can use this explorable scene in geography, chemistry, biology and music.