ERIC Number: ED242509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Aquatic Habitats, Level 4-9.
Designed to acquaint students in grades 4-9 with aquatic plants and animals, this guide provides materials which can be used in preparation for field trips or laboratory work, for individual projects, as supplemental activities for a unit, or for learning center projects. Teacher background notes and an answer key for the student activites are followed by: (1) a 2-page bibliography of titles for student and teacher reference published between 1943 and 1978; (2) 15 pages of definitions covering terminology used in the study of aquatic plants and animals; (3) activities introducing the plants, animals, and the food pyramid found in ponds and lakes; (4) activity sheets for field trip observations; (5) field trip preparations and activities; (6) procedures for setting up an aquatic life laboratory and for studying items collected on field trips; (7) an aquatic life laboratory record sheet and directions for making aquatic insect aquariums; (8) instructions for raising dragon fly nymphs and for collecting and maintaining diving beetles, water scavenger beetles, water scorpions, and water boatman beetles in the aquariums; and (9) activities for observing hydra and planaria. A word puzzle on aquatic life terms and illustrations of several aquatic insects and of an aquatic insect aquarium are included. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: Algae; Aquariums; Aquatic Organisms; PF Project; Ponds