Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Macros in our Stream System - Section 3: Class Discussion

 

I use a class discussion at the end of the lesson to accomplish three goals. First, a class discussion allows students to share their findings with one another. Students can record their own findings and those of their peers to make their lab report complete. Second, a class discussion allows us the classify the macxroinvertebrates we idenitfied as either polltuion tolerant or pollution sensistive. Being able to sort macroinvertebrates into these two broad categories enables us to make judgments about water quality in this and future lessons. Finally, the class discussion allows us to collaboratively draw conclusions about the quality of the water in our local stream.

  Pollution Tolerant Macroinvertebrates
  Grappling with Complexity: Pollution Tolerant Macroinvertebrates
Loading resource...
 

Macros in our Stream System

Unit 5: Macroinvertebrates
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify various species of macroinvertebrates and classify them by pollution tolerance.

Big Idea: Students will make judgments about water quality based on the macroinvertebrate species they identify.

  Print Lesson
2 teachers like this lesson
Subject(s):
Science, Environmental Education, observations, insects, Streams, benthic macroinvertebrates
  60 minutes
benthic macros
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
Animals Are Structures Too - Pre-Assessment
4th Grade Science » Animals Are Structures Too
Big Idea: This formative assessment gives me information about the level of understanding students have about animal structures, and helps me plan the rest of the unit.
  Favorites(21)
  Resources(17)
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
Jillian Gates
 
Adapting and Camouflage
4th Grade Science » Life Science
Big Idea: Camouflage and adaptability are structures that animals and plants have that aide in their survival. This lesson helps students connect to how camouflage and other structures make it possible for animals and plants to survive.
  Favorites(5)
  Resources(20)
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
Ellen Herman
 
That's Not a Plant, It's a Weed! Discovering Functions of External Plant Parts; What Makes a Plant a Plant?
4th Grade Science » Plants: Structures and Processes
Big Idea: Using data and prior knowledge, students use Educreations to explain their observations, measurements and understanding of various plant's external parts and how they help the plant survive in its environment.
  Favorites(22)
  Resources(27)
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
Mary Ellen Kanthack
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close