Estuaries — Where the Rivers Meet the Seaby: Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta, Gregg R. Brooks, and Nancy W. West

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An estuary is a body of water partially enclosed by land that has a connection to a river or stream, and an opening to the ocean. They are places where freshwater coming from rivers and streams mixes with salty ocean water. In this Activity, you will examine a model of an estuary with distinct freshwater and saltwater layers.

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  • on Mon May 28, 2012 9:48 PM

Estuaries are such a fragile systems that it is important that students understand how they are formed so they can help conserve them. This activity has a great model of an estuary that students can easily build. The model helps students dispel any misconceptions they have about estuaries. In addition, there are many suggestions for extension of their findings as well as recommendations for learning about estuaries in other disciplines. Depending on the detail with which the teacher chooses to teach, this model could be used with all ages of learners.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

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