Macroinvertebrates

Lesson Type:
Classroom lesson
Standards:
Life Sciences
Keywords:
Ecosystems
Energy
Inquiry
Water
Description:

Students will learn about macroinvertebrates and their usefulness for water quality testing by discussion and an indoor “macro collecting” activity.

  • What are macroinvertebrates?
  • Why are macroinvertebrates used for water quality testing?
  • How does the quality of water affect the macroinvertebrates that live there?
  • Why is it better to find a wide diversity of macroinvertebrates in a body of water?
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