Sampling for Macroinvertebrates and Sorting Macroinvertebrates to Determine Water Quality

Students participate in two lessons in which they examine fresh water and discuss how macroinvertebrates can be used to help determine water quality. Students visit a fresh water source and collect samples of macroinvertebrates to analyze and then use a dichotomous key to sort the bugs and determine which are indicators of good water quality.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 10th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2003