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 previous experiments, teams design subsequent experiments. The lesson concludes with teams writing a plan to protect fictitious endangered species.

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Instructional Ideas

  • During the experiment, have groups research how environmental conditions affect more complex organisms
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several materials to perform the experiment
  • Some of the days allotted for the experiment only require observations
Pros

  • Contains examples of student reports
  • Pupils learn about the scientific method and incorporate it into their own experiment
Cons

  • The sample lab report does not fit with the activity