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Science - Earth Science
Standard 4 Objective 2
1 class periods of 70 minutes each
In this exercise, students will collect and observe macroinvertebrates in an aquatic system. They will record and summarize their findings.
If you wish to preserve samples:
* For information on equipment for loan or for purchase, contact USU Water Quality Extension at (435) 797-2580 or www.extension.usu.edu/waterquality
To investigate the diversity in a specific area through observation and charting.
For background information see the macroinvertebrate section (pdf) of the Utah Stream Team Manual for information about macroinvertebrates and natural and human influence on macroinvertebrate populations.
Applying the Data:
Lesson plan authors: Andree Walker and Nancy Mesner (Utah State University Water Quality Extension)
This curriculum was made possible through funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Utah State University Extension.
Additional resources can be found on the USU Stream Side Science 9th Grade Curriculum web page.