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31 resources with the concept macroinvertebrates

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Mesh Bag Collector

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Who knew bugs could be so informative? A hands-on activity has pupils assess the sustainability of a water ecosystem based on the presence of invertebrates. The class places a homemade trap in a local pond, and after several weeks,...
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Determining the Effects of a Golf Course on Stream Health

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Do golf courses affect the water organisms in nearby streams and ponds? Small groups collect samples of water upstream and downstream from a golf course and analyze the macroinvertebrates found and the stream index values of the two...
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Use of Dichotomous Keys to Identify Stream Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What kind of organisms are living in the stream? After an explanation on how to use a dichotomous key, groups of three to four use the keys to identify macroinvertebrates from a local freshwater stream. Using the the concept of Stream...
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That's Predictable - Stream Side Science

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Research the impact that changes in biotic or abiotic factors might have on an ecosystem. Debate for or against the changes and take action in the community. This resource ideally follows stream studies that young ecologists may have...
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Missing Macroinvertebrates - Stream Side Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Field study groups collect samples of stream water and identify the macroinvertebrates found. Using their data, they calculate a water quality index to rate the health of the stream. They graph their data and discuss the value of a water...
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Stream Consciousness

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Actual stream water is analyzed in this environmental science activity. Participants measure water temperature and pH, and then survey the macroinvertebrates living in their samples. The data worksheet, troubleshooting tips, and...
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Wetland vs. Stream Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior...
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Determining Stream Health by the Diversity and Types of Benthic Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How diverse are the benthic organisms found in local streams? Using the information learned in previous lessons on identification of macroinvertebrates and on calculating stream index values, groups determine the health of local streams....
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Invasives and Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view macroinvertebrates, or discuss previous collection activity. They graph data on macroinvertebrates in the Hudson River. Students discuss the relationship between habitat, environmental changes, and invertebrate...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit a local stream, pond, creek, or river and collect macroinvertebrates. They sort macroinvertebrates and identify each species using a dichotomous key. Students decide on trophic levels and construct a possible food web for...
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Macroinvertebrate Report

For Students 5th
In this macroinvertebrates practice worksheet, 5th graders answer 8 questions about this type of animal. Students must also draw a diagram and label the parts of their macroinvertebrate.
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Water Wonders

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore hydrology concepts. In this environment and biology lesson, students identify and describe macroinvertebrates using a variety of pictures and resources. Students observe and write about a classroom aquarium in which...
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Freshwater Habitats

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take samples from local freshwater sources and examine them for macroinvertebrate life. They take samples from both shallow and deep freshwater environments, measure temperatures, and classify organisms found in their samples.
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Creating a Field Guide for Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study macroinvertebrates and what characteristics can be used to identify them.  In this exploratory instructional activity students go on a field trip to a pond and examine what they find there. 
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Leaf Pack Study

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students conduct an experiment using leaf packs.  In this leaf instructional activity students complete an activity in groups and complete a handout. 
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Freshwater Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and count Macroinvertebrates at a Hydrology website.  In this macroinvertebrates lesson students collect, sort and identify Macroinvertebrates.
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The Impact of the Physical Environment on Stream Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils explore the relationship between leaf packs in streams and macroinvertebrate populations. They experiment with hand exposure to stream macroinvertebrates in natural leaf packs and then make leaf packs of their own. The...
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Water Quality Monitoring

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research information on macroinvertebrate organisms and their environments and discover that tolerance to water quality conditions vary from organism to organism. Through their research they determine how to identify aquatic...
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Oxygen Levels and Aquatic Plants and Animals

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students design an experiment to test the effects of a change in the amount of dissolved oxygen of water on aquatic plants and animals. Questions are offered for exploration and experiment design. Results are tabulated and conclusions...
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A Limnology Study of Drainage Ditches

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners chemically test water, observe microscopic organisms in the classroom, and screen the sample for macroinvertebrates. They design a reporting sheet that list all the items to be tested and a space to record the results.
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Relating Number of Insect Species to Water Quality

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are asked to respond to questions such as:" Have there been surveys of the area to inventory the species?" (For example, for a wetland area, do they know what amphibians live there and how abundant they are?) Are there any...
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Macroinvertebrate Simon Says

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the four groups of macroinvertebrates. In groups, they explore the characteristics of macroinvertebrates. Through playing a "Macroinvertebrate Simon Says" game, students discover the adaptations of the animals and their...
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Build A "Bug"

For Teachers K - 6th
Students brainstorm different adaptations that bug would need to live in aquatic environment, and watch presentation where classmate is dressed up in costume to represent adaptations necessary for macroinvertebrate to survive in water.
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Who Lives In The Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the environment of a stream or lake to collect and observe macroinvertebrates in their natural environment. They record data and summarize the information obtained. Students look to see if there has been any human...