Aquatic Insects and Water Quality Lesson Kit

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10/12/2015
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Learning Kit
Exhibit/Display
Guide
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Abstract: 

This lesson consists of an aquatic insect collection, identification guide, power point presentation, handouts and web site. This information can all be used together following a curriculum on aquatic insects and water quality of lakes and streams. It also illustrates to students the diversity of insects and conservation of our water resources.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Elementary Level:
Habitat
Tropic Levels
Similarities and Differences
Cycles (Life cycles)

Secondary Level:
Cause and effect
Diversity
Habitat
Similarities and differences

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5, 6-8, 9-12:
Grades 3 - 5
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.

Grades 6 - 8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.

Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.I.B.1 - The student will ask questions about the natural world that can be investigated scientifically.

3.IV.C.2 - The student will know that changes in habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism.

4.I.A.1 - The student will explore the uses and effects of science in our interaction with the natural world.

4.I.B.1 - The student will recognize when comparisons might not be fair because some conditions are not kept the same.

5.I.B.1 - The student will perform a controlled experiment using a scientific step-by-step procedure and present conclusions supported by the evidence.

5.IV.E.1 - The student will recognize that individuals of some species differ in their characteristics and that sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

6.I.B.1 - The student will identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation and those that cannot.

7.I.B.1 - The student will formulate a testable hypothesis based on prior knowledge.

7.IV.B.5 - The student will use the characteristics of an organism to identify the kingdom to which it belongs.

8.I.B.2 - The student will describe how scientists can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations in more complex systems.

9-12.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.II.G.4 - Students will identify and describe significant land use changes in Minnesota, issues related to land use, and analyze the impact of those changes and issues.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Moriya Rufer, M.SC. Aquatic Entomology
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Diversity
Lake
Rivers
Target Audience: 
Adult
Grades Pre K-12
Higher Education
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Enhancements / Connections: 

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Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Quantity: 
2
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc
Moriya Rufer
22796 County Hwy 6
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-846-1465
lakes.rmbel@eot.com
www.rmbel.info

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