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In this exercise, students will be asked to research and report on ecosystem changes that occur as a result of changes in an aquatic environment.
To predict how an ecosystem will change as a result of major changes in the abiotic and/or biotic factors.
For background information, see:
Classroom Activity: Suggested points that students may include: Applying the Information: Further Discussion: For aquatic systems, some Best Management Practices include:
Protecting through laws and regulations: Some potential problems are so severe that we regulate them with laws. A few examples are:
Suggested points that students may include:
Applying the Information:
For aquatic systems, some Best Management Practices include:
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.