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Analysis resources Invasive species Maine Invasive Aquatic Plants - known infestations March 2010 This Google Earth layer was created to pin point the water bodies in Maine with known infestations of an aquatic invasive plant species. The exact location of the plants within a given waterbody is not identified in this layer. This layer can be used for analysis of vectors, and offers a March 2010 snapshot for time series analysis of the spread of aquatic invasive species going forward. This layer is based on source data publicly provided by the Maine DEP Bureau of Land and Water Quality, originally provided in pdf format on the DEPs website.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
iSpyaSign 0 2010-03-15
Units of study, Learning activities Biodiversity, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Invasive Species Impacts on Biodiversity in a Maine Watershed How diverse is my local ecosystem? Students compare local biodiversity counts to those in other areas of their watershed. Middle school (grades 6-8) vitalteach 1 2010-02-11
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Boat Launch Sites in Maine Layer for Google Earth Happen to be looking for the name of that boat launch? Or the name of that lake or river? You’ve come to the right place, this Google Earth .kmz layer will provide you with the answers you’re looking for. I’ve created this layer of the boat launch sites across the State of Maine for students and scientists a like to use for analysis. In this layer you’ll find specific information relating to each individual boat launch facility.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Maine Population by County Layer for Google Earth I’ve created this handy and helpful KMZ layer of every county in Maine and the total population of that county. Included in this layer is a legend with description of how the fields in this layer are classified. Every county is clickable and provides census totals and county name, population density can be related to areas of high invasive species incidents.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Research Facilities Layer for Google Earth This fun KML layer provides the user with a location of Research Facilities within the Gulf of Maine region. Each point of interest on the map gives you a name, address and link to the appropriate website. This layer is helpful if you’re looking for a specific research facility that is studying something you may be interested in.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Habitat Zones Layer for Google Earth Have you ever been out in the field and find yourself unsure of which habitat zone you’re in? I’ve created this habitat layer that spans the entire State of Maine. This biophysical map will tell you not only where you are, but will also allow you to compare data with other different habitat zones.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Learning activities, Field work resources Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Use your Senses! Get your students thinking with their five senses so they are raring and ready to give good field notes. Middle school (grades 6-8) dallen 1 2009-11-05
Learning activities Biodiversity Classification and Biodiversity How do you classify things? Students usually list size, color, and shape. This activity builds on their previous knowledge and can be used to broaden students knowledge into classifying by structure. Easy to fit into a single period and minimal preparation make this an ideal starter activity. Middle school (grades 6-8) ecollard 0 2009-11-05
Learning activities Biodiversity, Invasive species Comic Life Invasive Species Research Maine invasive species and let your students use their new learnings to create comics. Middle school (grades 6-8) slittlefield 1 2009-11-05
Learning activities Ecosystem health, Ecosystems Build a Watershed In this activity students use rocks and aluminum foil to construct a watershed. Then they add pollutants (oil and manure) and observe how pollutants affect a watershed. Finally, they add a wetlands (a sponge) to observe how wetlands can help to clean pollutants from a watershed. Middle school (grades 6-8) skistenmacher 0 2009-11-05