pH Change and Brine Shrimp eggs
Students determine if brine shrimp eggs hatch and develop more readily in an environment which has an acid or a basic pH. They evaluate the pH level which is optimal for the hatching and development of brine shrimp.
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The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
8th - 12th Science
Fish Farm: an open ended, student centered laboratory activity
Students are contacted by a fictitious company which raises tropical fish to do basic research for them so that they might keep their production costs down. They need to know the optimum salinity in which to hatch the brine shrimp that...
9th - 10th Science
Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!
A video and laboratory investigation are highlights to this lesson on acidification of ocean water due to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Using bromothymol blue (BTB) as an indicator, pupils analyze the amount of carbon dioxide...
7th - 10th Science
How Do Weather Conditions Affect the Hatching Rates of Brine Shrimp
Learners observe brine shrimp in three different climates. They predict which climate encourages the largest number of shrimp to hatch. After one week of observation, they determine if their hypotheses were correct.
7th - 9th Science