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Science - Earth Science
Standard 4 Objective 2
3 class periods of 45 minutes each
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To investigate various biomes through observation and comparison of the diversity of life, in particular, the specific number of species, biomass and type of organisms.
For background information, see:
Applying the Data:
Use the following suggestions to have the students compare their data.
Research factors that would contribute to a decline in the diversity of macroinvertebrates (refer to the activity Whats in the Water and/or see the activity Missing Macroinvertebrates).
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.