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Module 2: Lesson 4

Students will analyze and interpret data on how fish use Marine Protected Areas, play a field game that models MPAs, and create their own MPA with regulations created by different stakeholders.

Lesson Plan

Essential Questions:  How can creating Marine Protected Areas provide evidence for how resource availability and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems? 

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environment in terms of a marine ecosystem that is being used by multiple stakeholders
  • Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for how resource availability and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems with a marine sanctuary by understanding the connectivity of organisms and the importance of resource management
  • Create a connection between an abundance in resources, management and a balance within an ecosystem

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