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Insect Populations Lesson Packet

This complete lesson including a video and worksheet teaches about the importance of insect populations in an ecosystem.

Science Challenge: Finding Aquatic Insects

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.

Benthic Macroinvertebrates Lesson Packet

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.

Science Challenge: Water Speed Test

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.

Science Challenge: Birds Nest

We challenge you to use materials from your yard to create a sturdy bird’s next that a real bird might use one day!