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Hatch to Catch - Bigelow Laboratory and Dartmouth College

Lesson Plan 

In this web-based simulation activity, students manipulate environmental variables in order to create optimal environmental conditions that will generate high “hatch” to “catch” survival rates in newly spawned lobster larvae.

Concept: Biotic and Abiotic Interactions
Abiotic processes affect ocean life.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces

9-12 C Life Science
Behavior of organisms

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems (concept f)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 8 The Nature of Water 8:30-34
Chapter 9 Water: A Physically Unique Molecule 9:16-33 
Chapter 16 Marine Ecosystems 16:3-5