Rutgers University Problem

How will the different zoning options affect the Bay?

Investigation Explanation Journal COOL New Terms Index Unit Plan Back to COOL Classroom

Spatial Literacy

1) Your Problem...

Unit Problem

2) Town Zoning Commission Meeting
3) Barnegat Bay
4) First Things First...
5) STOP: Group Discussion
6) STOP: Class Discussion
7) Ecosystem Health
8) STOP: Class Discussion

Chapter 1

9) What Are Seagrass Beds?
10) Dichotomous Key
11) Seagrass Benefits
12) Seagrass Damage

Chapter 2

13) Where Does Seagrass Grow?
14) Identifying Features
15) STOP: Class Discussion
16) Bathymetry
17) Stop: Class Discussion
18) Light versus Depth
19) Measuring Light Penetration
20) Secchi Depth Map
21) STOP: Group Discussion
22) STOP: Class Discussion
23) Building a Model
24) Other Factors
25) STOP: Class Discussion

Chapter 3

26) Has Seagrass Growth Changed?
27) STOP: Class Discussion
28) How Can We Measure Seagrass?
29) Coverage Quantification
30) STOP: Group Discussion
31) STOP: Class Discussion
32) Computer Assignment
33) Seagrass Changes Over Time
34) STOP: Class Discussion

Chapter 4

35) Does Land Cover Affect Growth?
36) Land Cover
37) Identifying Land Cover
38) Land Cover Data
39) Land Cover Data (Cont)
40) STOP: Class Discussion
41) Finding Development
42) Seagrass and Land Cover
43) STOP: Class Discussion

Chapter 5

44) How Do Humans Affect Seagrass?
45) STOP: Class Discussion
46) Ask the Experts
47) STOP: Class Discussion

Chapter 6

48) Do Nutrients Affect Seagrass?
49) Nitrogen Inputs
50) Investigate the Mechanisms
51) Put It Together
52) STOP: Class Discussion

Unit Explanation

53) What Other Factors Matter?
54) Development Options
55) Economic Impact
56) Environmental Impact
57) Weighing the Options - Impacts Chart
58) Stakeholder Information
59) Decision Making Matrix
60) STOP - Group Discussion
61) STOP - Class Discussion
62) Thank You for Your Help
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