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Race Rocks
Now you can visit this sensitive island ecosystem online.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

http://www.racerocks.com/

CONTENT:
This is a rich resource for science and biology teachers. It features the unique ecosystem of Race Rocks, a series of islands between the state of Washington and the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
AESTHETICS:
Race Rocks is a media-rich site that includes high-quality photographs, videocams, charts, and maps.
ORGANIZATION:
The top navigation bar makes access to the major areas of the site easy. There is also a left side menu with other links. A handy site map is available, and it may be the best choice for finding material quickly.
REVIEW:
Race Rocks offers students and teachers an opportunity to visit and study this unique marine ecosystem without leaving the classroom. Videocams provide continuous live streaming video from strategic points on the island. There is also a remote control videocam that allows visitors to control the view. Archived video clips are also available. The section on ecosystems gives information on biological components, environmental data, energy systems, research projects, education, and much more. The site also includes a section of educational materials, including lesson plans and labs.
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