6th Grade Marine Science Curriculum

 

St. Johns County School District
MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
(students entering the 6th grade in August of 2019)

TWO WEEK SESSIONS:
May 29 to June 7
June 10 to June 20
June 24 to July 3

(Note: The program will run on some Fridays, please check each date carefully.)

Students are assigned to small classes of approximately 12 students by grade level. Each class rotates to another instructor every two days. To accommodate the large number of students applying to the program and still keep class sizes small, we will have three sixth grade groups, A, B, and C. Each group will do identical activities but on different days with different instructors.

FIRST ROTATION:

FRESH WATER ECOLOGY I, SNORKELING SKILLS AND SAFETY
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP), NUTRITION AND EXERCISE

 

SECOND ROTATION: 

CPR SKILLS, SALTMARSH ECOLOGY, KAYAKING SKILLS AND SAFETY

 

THIRD ROTATION: 

AUGUSTINE ECOLOGICAL BOAT TOUR

SALT MARSH ECOLOGY II, CANOEING SKILLS AND SAFETY

 

FOURTH ROTATION: 

COASTAL UPLAND HABITATS, BICYCLE TRAIL RIDE, SHELL AND FOSSIL IDENTIFICATION

 

ALL CLASSES:

Students will develop skills for using various marine ecology instruments and tools such as:  hydrometer, secchi disk, Kemmerer water sampling bottle, water quality test kits,

dissolved oxygen test kits, Ponar grab sampler, marine worm suctions, cast and seine nets.