For May 1, 2006: Gear up for a day at the creek with help and guidance via the Kids in the Creek Web site from the Bonneville Power Association. You and your students will soon be testing Ph, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen, as well as collecting aquatic insects. Instructions and materials needed are listed as well as data sheets and graphs for testing water quality. A Bug ID chart for identifying macroinvertebrates will help students in their roles of director, recorder, technician, and materials specialist. Directions for creating a fishless aquarium promote the understanding of ecosystems. The site includes information and diagrams of the metamorphosis of aquatic insects showing their life cycles. Kids in the Creek is an excellent resource for assisting students in learning how to assess the long-term health of streams.
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