Intertidal Exploration

Lesson Overview

Although life in the intertidal zone is challenging, a diverse range of invertebrates and algae have adapted to live there.


  • Students will identify invertebrates found in intertidal zone.
  • Students will understand the different challenges of living in the intertidal zones, form the splash and upper intertidal zones to the lower and subtidal intertidal zones.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Oil Spill Response, Conservation
Concept: Patterns, Structure and Function
Type: Classroom, Outdoors or Field Trip
File type: lesson plan
Standard: 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1
Duration: 60-90 Minutes

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Categories: Lesson Plans
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