Invert Investigator

What is an aquatic macroinvertebrate? What are the differences between them? Why are they important? What do they do in addition to providing food for fish?
Students answer these questions and more through exploring the creek ecosystem. It is home to macroinvertebrates and other organisms, which are all integral components of the complex aquatic food chain.

NGSS: HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-5 WA Science Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs): 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1


Students will be able to:



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Field Day Materials

Virtual Lesson

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"The first thing I did was to feel, raccoonlike, with the tips of my fingers the soil of the bank just below the water's edge. I listened for the sound of water on the outer bar. I observed the hunt of the caddisfly."- Barry Lopez