COSM

Biodiversity

Activity Summary
Students will collect macro invertebrates samples and identify at least 10 of the samples. Identification will be completed using dichotomous keys. Students will conclude the lab by drawing conclusions concerning diversity in the different families of macro invertebrates. If students are unable to identify the macro invertebrate to species, they must identify the organism
as specifically as they can determine (family, order, etc.).

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Identity organisms using a dichotomous key.
2. Correctly be able to identify macro invertebrates as specifically as possible.

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plan

Keywords
macro invertebrate, biodiversity

Last updated: 3/5/2015

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