How Healthy is the Stream?
- Sample insects from a stream
- Activity can be completed independently
- includes a teacher's manual
Lead students through a creepy, crawly, wet investigation of the health of streams, ponds, and other freshwater environments. Following the easy-to-read manual, students learn to collect, observe, sort, and identify aquatic insects as a tool for measuring water quality. Students can complete the activity at home after collection or spend an afternoon outdoors beside a stream. Contents include mesh leaf bags for collection, trays and plastic dishes for sorting, a magnifying lens, Bug Guide, and a bug identification chart. A single kit provides materials for one student group.