These sites are all about the seaweed. They explore what seaweed is, where it lives, how it is grouped, uses of seaweed – past and present, aquaculture, foraging of seaweed, types of seaweed, seaweed research, helpful hints regarding seaweed, and recipes for preparing it. Information includes activities for students, art projects, and a video. There are also links to the eThemes Resources Plants: Species and Parts, Ecosystems: An Overview, and Habitat: An Overview.
A Field Guide to Economically Important Seaweeds of Northern New England.
Learn all about the seaweeds of northern New England. Information in this guide includes: what seaweed is where it lives, how it is grouped, uses of seaweed - past and present, growing seaweeds through aquaculture, a note on foraging,yes of seaweed, seaweed research, helpful hints regarding seaweed, and recipes for preparing it. NOTE: This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
The Seaweed Site: Information on Marine Algae
This site includes general information on all aspects of seaweeds, including green, brown and red types, how seaweed is used in medicine, how the Irish use it, information about aquaculture, and nutritional information related to seaweed.
NOTE: This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Seaweeds Used in Chinese Medicines
Explore the nutritional contributions of seaweed, its food uses, and its medicinal uses. NOTE: This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
ThinkQuest: Seaweed: The Wonder Under the Sea: Student Site
Discover the history of seaweed, interesting seaweed facts, it's nutritional value, uses of seaweed, and the seaweed harvesting process in this student designed website. NOTE: The reading level may be for older students.
Experience: "Seaweed Secrets"
This video explores the secret uses of the seaweed known as Irish moss. (Total Running Time: 4:39) Introduction to all the common, yet unknown ways, we use seaweed in everyday life. NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
BBC: Can Seaweed Be A Useful Material For Guernsey?: Article
This article from Great Britain highlights two of the common uses for seaweed.
Discover the history of seaweed, where it originated, and the common characteristics of seaweed. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Sensational Seaweed: Lesson Plan
Explore surviving in environments, plant and animal structures, and photosynthesis and respiration in this culinary activity that has students using multiple senses to explore real seaweed samples.
HotChalk: Edible Slime: Lesson Plan
Make edible slime out of alginate from brown seaweed and have your students eat it. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Seaweed Lesson Plans for Children
This resource includes a few activities you can do to anchor your lesson on seaweed or link it to Fine Arts. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes links to discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
eThemes Resource: Plants: Species and Parts
These sites have information on different species of plants as well as their parts and functions. Includes eThemes resources on carnivorous plants, plant and animal cells, and the life cycles of plants.
eThemes Resource: Ecosystems: An Overview
These sites are an overview of ecosystems including what they are, how they are different from and related to habitats and biomes, and how to preserve ecosystems. Classroom activities and online exercises are included. There are links to eThemes resources on animal survival and habitats including overview, deserts, forests, grasslands, ponds and lakes, rainforests, tundras, wetlands, and mountains.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: An Overview
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri and information about habitats in Utah. There are links to eThemes Resources on specific habitats and animal food chains.
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