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The Stream Study DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Stream Study provides a method to determine the water quality of a stream based on the collection and identification of stream-bottom macroinvertebrates. This is a multi-chapter activity designed for teachers, parents, and students. Specific sections of this site include the following: why it is important to study stream-bottom macroinvertebrates, identification of stream-bottom macroinvertebrates, collection and interpretation of data, and a glossary of terms used in the stream study.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Field activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Glossary
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please reference Izaak Walton League of America for the use of text and images from this site.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-180
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Life cycles of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
        • Population growth
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mr Rick Webb
Department of Environmental Sciences