Step into the intertidal zone at Toms Cove on Assateague Island. Students will investigate the intertidal subzones, use various field collection methods to discover what animals call the intertidal zone home, and collect data to discuss species diversity, distribution, and adaptation.
- Model how the sun, the earth, and the moon interact to create tides on earth
- Investigate using quadrats to define major differences between subzones of the intertidal
- Discuss potential stresses that impact organisms living in the intertidal
- Use different methods to collect intertidal organisms and then identify possible adaptations (both structural and behavioral)