Resources

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Name Type Categories Description Lesson(s)
Aquarium Additives Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer students use to record observations and questions about aquarium additives.
BOP Guide: How to ‘Cycle’ a New Oyster Tank to Reduce Nitrogen Toxicity Teacher Resource manual, oyster-tank BOP-authored guide to cycling an oyster tank with and without animals.
Combined Sewer Overflows and Bacteria Class Resource image-collection An image collection on Combined Sewer Overflows and the bacteria found in sewage, along with guiding questions for a class to explore whether the water is swimmable and fishable.
Compare and Contrast Diagrams that Describe How to Regulate Nitrogen in Your Tank Student Handout graphic-organizer Questions and a graphic organizer reflecting on the student handout, "Diagrams that Describe Nitrogen Changes in Tanks."
Designing Homes for Oysters Topic Library Class Resource video An annotated list of resources for K-12 students on oyster basics, to get them thinking about how to design homes for oysters (as a part of teaching students the design/engineering process).
Diagrams that Describe Nitrogen Changes in Tanks Student Handout image-collection Set of diagrams that describe nitrogen changes in tanks.
Different Approaches to Regulating Nitrogen in Your Tank Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer comparing approaches to regulating nitrogen in your tank.
Ecodock Observations and Inferences Student Handout graphic-organizer A graphic organizer to help students catalog their observations and inferences when examining Billion Oyster Project's ecodock.
Environmental Justice History: Red Hook Class Resource image-collection, map, presentation This ArcGis Storymap uses the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, as a lens to explore the environmental justice history of NYC's waterfront neighborhoods from pre-European colonization to today. (View full screen for best experience.)
Evaporation/Condensation/Precipitation Water Cycle Setup Class Resource image-collection, book Four photos demonstrating setup for a water cycle demonstration.
Exploring Homes for Oysters Class Resource image-collection An image collection featuring various types of oyster structures and environmental art (with captions), designed to be printed and posted in a classroom like a gallery, to help students come up with their own designs for oyster homes.
Exploring Scale with Cyanobacteria Class Resource image-collection A series of images of cyanobacteria designed to help students explore the size and scale of bacteria commonly found in water.
Field Science Manual: Oyster Research Station Class Resource field-science, manual Manual for the five Oyster Research Station protocols.
Get to Know a Few Nitrogen Molecules Class Resource presentation A presentation on nitrogen molecules
Google Maps Class Resource map Popular tool for viewing zoomable maps of the world, including street view and satellite view.
How to Build an Underwater Robot Class Resource manual, presentation, video This ArcGIS Storymap is an illustrated guide to building a Seaperch, a DIY underwater robot. It also includes videos!
How to Make an Ecosystem-in-a-Bottle with a Winogradsky Column Class Resource manual, presentation A Winogradsky column is a self-contained mini ecosystem in a bottle, made using sediment, water, and easy-to-find nutrients. It’s a fantastic way for students to view the microbial communities in your local sediment and how they change along a nutrient gradient. (View full screen for best experience.)
How to Regulate Nitrogen in Your Tank (Topic Library) Student Handout A topic library comparing approaches to regulating nitrogen in your tank.
Intro to NY Harbor Part 1: Before the Clean Water Act Teacher Resource article Blog post from BOP, Part 1 of the Intro to NY Harbor series examining the state of the harbor from the pre-colonial era to just before passage of the Clean Water Act in the 1970s.
Intro to NY Harbor Part 2: After the Clean Water Act Teacher Resource article Blog post from BOP, Part 2 of the Intro to NY Harbor series which explores the impact of the Clean Water Act on the health of the harbor.
Is Our Tank Ready for Animals? Student Handout Questions to get students to consider their data and graphs about nitrogen in their tank in order to determine if the tank is ready for animals.
Maps to Explore Nitrogen Pollution- Presentation Class Resource map, presentation Presentation containing maps that depict nitrogen pollution in the US (designed to complement the student handout version, including additional annotations).
Maps to Explore Nitrogen Pollution- Student Handout Student Handout map A series of maps depicting nitrogen pollution, designed to be printed in black and white or color.
NYC Oyster History Class Resource image-collection, map, presentation, video An ArcGIS Storymap about the history of oysters in NYC from pre-European colonization to Billion Oyster Project today. Includes maps, videos, and many primary source images (with references). (View full screen for best experience.)
NYC Oyster History- Printable Images Class Resource image-collection, map Printable collection of images from the NYC Oyster History ArcGis Storymap.
Nitrifying Bacteria Facts Teacher Resource article Detailed information on nitrifying bacteria found in tanks.
Nitrogen Sources Photograph Record Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer students use to describe photos they've taken of nitrogen sources they've observed outside.
Nitrogen Sources in New York City Neighborhoods Student Handout image-collection, map A set of images, maps, and diagrams depicting nitrogen sources in NYC.
Observation, Inference, and Questions Graphic Organizer Student Handout graphic-organizer A general graphic organizer to collect students' observations, inferences, and questions.
Open Sewer Atlas NYC Class Resource map Maps and information about wastewater, sewers, and Combined Sewer Overflows in NYC.
Our Tank's Water Cycle Student Handout A drawing of a tank students use to denote the movement of water into and out of their classroom tank.
Oyster Tank Guide Teacher Resource manual BOP-authored guide to maintaining an oyster tank.
Resources for Researching Your Site Class Resource map An annotated list of resources to help you research your site, including historical and present day maps, government databases, contemporary news sources, and more. Focuses on investigating pollution, runoff, history, and present-day stakeholders.
Test Strips for Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer students use to record observations and questions about test strips.
The Dark Side of Nitrogen (Grist) Student Handout article A Grist article, adapted for student readers by BOP, on the history and ramifications of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
Tilapia in Tanks Class Resource image-collection Two photos of live and dead tilapia in tanks.
Water Cycle Photograph Record Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer students use to record their descriptions of student-generated photos of the NYC water cycle.
Waterfront Buildings and Structures- Past and Present Class Resource image-collection Printable collection of images depicting buildings and structures found on NYC's waterfront throughout history.
Working with Data from the BOP Digital Platform Teacher Resource article A blog post on accessing and working with data from version 1 of the BOP Digital Platform.
Your Chicken Nuggets are Killing Your Crab Cakes (Mother Jones) Student Handout article Printer-friendly version of a Mother Jones article about the connections between agriculture and nitrogen pollution in waterways.
Your Recommendations for Regulating Nitrogen in Your Tank Student Handout graphic-organizer Graphic organizer students use to formulate their recommendations for regulating nitrogen in their tank.