Educators from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's (VIMS) Marine Advisory Program created the Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance (VA SEA). VA SEA is a network of interested graduate students, teachers, and informal educators aimed at translating scientific research into engaging, inquiry-based science lesson plans. Graduate students learn how to translate their authentic research into usable lesson plans for secondary science classrooms. Teachers learn from the graduate students, and also provide advisory support to the students by reviewing and pilot testing the lessons.
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This collection of classroom-tested science lesson plans have been created for VA SEA by science graduate students.