LaMotte Macro Mania Classroom Adventure – 5942

$54.99
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5942

The Macro Mania kit teaches students about the effects of land use on water quality. It teaches students how macroinvertebrates in a water system indicate the water quality.

LaMotte Macro Mania Classroom Adventure – 5942

Features:

  • Classroom adventure that introduces the use of stream macroinvertebrates to determine water quality
  • Lecture material sets the scene for the activity
  • Students will learn about the influence of land use on water quality
  • Teaches about the practice of macroinvertebrate sampling to measure water quality
  • Six teams will be given a deck of macroinvertebrate cards representing a sample of macroinvertebrates from one of three sites, a poster-sized sorting sheet and a map
  • By sorting the deck of cards onto the sorting sheets students will determine the water quality at their site from the distribution of macroinvertebrates in their sample
  • Optional math, public speaking, writing, art and card game extensions will further emphasize the land use/water quality connection
  • Includes:
    • A deck of cards and sorting sheets for six teams
    • Macro Mania manual containing background information, step-by-step instructions for activities and extensions
    • Colorful Macro Mania classroom poster is also included
  • Recommended for grades 3 and up

The Macro Mania adventure teaches students to determine water quality with the use of stream macroinvertebrates. It includes lecture material that sets the scene for the activity. Students learn about the influence of land use on water quality and the role that macroinvertebrates play in determining water quality.

This kit is a great way to bring students into a hands-on learning process about water quality and land use. Six teams are given a deck of macroinvertebrate cards representing a sample of macrinvertebrates from one of three sites, a poster-sized sorting sheet and a map. By sorting the deck of cards onto the sorting sheets students will determine the water quality at their site from the distribution of macroinvertebrates in their sample.

Unit Ship Weight: 2 lbs

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