Headwaters Science Institute was excited to be back with students from Sacramento this fall, as we joined the 6th graders of Sacramento Country Day for a week-long program examining how humans and invasive species can affect habitats in an urban environment.
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Aquatic macroinvertebrates help us understand the health of our waterways. In this lesson, Mary ellen shows you how to locate them within a stream or river and identify what’s there.
These aquatic insects are an important part of the ecosystem and critical to the health of our waterways. Get more information in the complete lesson packet.
Drawing nature is another way to process our observations using the five senses. This lesson geared for younger children shows you how it’s done.
Learn how to test the speed of flowing water using materials from around the house. This experiment is often the foundation of many other water quality and species population experiments in waterways.
Learn how to measure temperature above and below ground, and how that can impact the presence of species in an area.