Benthics are an important indicator of water quality. In order to understand what benthics are and how they work, you will need to learn about benthics. On filler paper that is set up correctly (name, date, circle number, and title: Science Activity - Benthics) answer the following questions. As always, your paper must be written in cursive, and you must write the questions.
1. What are macroinvertebrates?
2. Why study macroinvertebrates?
3. How do macroinvertebrates indicate water quality?
4. Describe the three categories used to place macroinvertebrates. Give one example of each macroinvertebrate in each category.
Once you have completed the questions, complete the practice sample activities. Be prepared to share what you learned.Click here
to begin your exploration.Activity Two
Invasive species are a serious problem in ecosystems all across our country. In this activity, you will learn how this problem is impacting the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Using the links provided, please complete the journal activities.Link One
: Frequently Asked Questions, including an explanation of invasive speciesLink Two
: Ohio's Invasive SpeciesLink Three
: More information and images of invasive speciesActivity Three
We learned about watershed when we visited the Environmental Education Center. Now it is time to review. Click here
to begin your review. Read the information, then look at the three videos.
Activity FourThe Scientific MethodSimple Click here
to fill in the definition sheet on the water cycle.
Read the information on both links. Answer the questions on filler paper.