Teachers who currently use Delaware Sea Grant College Program publications can now learn how some of the most popular resources — the Horseshoe Crab Bulletin and the Horseshoe Crab and Dogfish Shark models — correlate to state science standards.
Delaware Sea Grant offers a variety of publications and resources that teachers can use to instruct students in disciplines ranging from marine and aquatic science to language arts. New state science standard guides, now available for free download from the Delaware Sea Grant web site, provide teachers with detailed information on how these publications meet state science education standards in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The teacher guides include the specific state standards that are covered by each publication, and highlight how the publication fulfills each standard. Guides are currently available for The Horseshoe Crab: A Creature That Crawled Out of the Past, a full-color, six-page educational bulletin that reviews the biology, medical uses, and population trends of the unique marine animals, and the Horseshoe Crab and Dogfish Shark models. Both are full-color, three-dimensional models that students can cut out and assemble with tape in approximately 15 minutes, and include interesting facts and statistics about the creatures.
An essential part of meeting state science standards is to engage students in activity-based learning. The models help fulfill those standards by providing hands-on activities for students. Also, all three publications include a wealth of natural history facts that can be adapted for additional classroom activities.
The state science standard guides may be downloaded online at http://www.deseagrant.org/education/curriculumresources.html. To request printed copies of the guides, or for more information, teachers may contact Lisa Tossey at 302-831-8175 or email@example.com.
Copies of Delaware Sea Grant publications are free to Delaware educators for classroom use. Nominal fees may apply for non-educator requests. For more information, visit this online order form or contact the University of Delaware Marine Public Education Office at 302-831-8083 or MarineCom@udel.edu.
To learn more about Delaware Sea Grant, visit www.deseagrant.org.