Baylands Inquiry

Third graders have a chance to answer their own questions about the Baylands in our coming inquiry project.  Starting with questions that come from their curious minds we will begin to ferret through to determine which questions can be investigated with the time and resources available in the Acorn Room and the Grade 3 classroom.  Here’s what we’ve started with:

What kind of beak is most common?
How do fish eat without getting food stuck in their gills?
How does the salt make the pickleweed turn red?
How many different types of fish live in the Baylands?
Why is devil’s thread orange?
How large are the Baylands?
How come pickleweed is so common?
Can you see Baylands birds closer with telescopes or binoculars?
If there were bears, lions, and tigers in the Baylands how would the Baylands environment be?
What is the most popular kind of fish in the Baylands?
How deep is the water at low tide and how deep is the water at high tide?
Why is pickleweed edible?
What is the least common beak?
What is the fiercest predator?
What is the usual depth?
Why can’t Rapunzel’s Hair get its own nutrients?
What is really at the top of the food chain, human or shark?
How many Baylands are there around the world?
What percentage of the animals at the Baylands are plankton?
Can any plant hold their breath for 24 hours underwater?
Why can herons live in the Baylands?
What is the most common bird?
What is the narrowest part of the water?
Why can’t ocean animals visit the Baylands?
How many sharks live in the Baylands?
If we can change plants, can we change them to make them breathe underwater?
What is the biggest animal there?
Do Baylands plants have big roots?

Great questions, right?  More to come…