|In both the Sand Dunes and
Rocky Shores sections there are observations of both abiotic and biotic
factors to be performed in several zones of a belt transect.
Choose an area by clicking on either the Sand
dune or Rocky Shores picture.
Choose a transect by clicking on a transect rope.
You will get a diagram of the transect, divided into a number of zones.
Click on each zone, and perform the following
tasks. You can find out about the instruments and methods used by clicking
on these sections of the navigation bar.
Choose each of the measurements and record them in your Sand Dunes
or Rocky Shores data sheet. Keep the data sheet open while you work.
Transfer the results to the appropriate Excel Spreadsheet when you are
finished and then submit the data sheet form. You may print the sheet out
to aid with recording.
For safety, you should print these sheets out
and record your results in them as well in case of computer/program failures,
and transfer and submit the results when you have done all the activities.
Record your observations in the Sand Dune or Rocky Shores Report.
(keep it open also)
Click on the "Submit" button when you are finished.