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Water What-Ifs: Water Quality and Temperature DLESE Reviewed Collection
These three lessons focus on the effect of fluctuations of temperature on aquatic life. Topics include effects on the growth and survival rate of aquatic plants, how the metabolic rate of clams is affected by a change in temperature, and the optimal temperature for the hatching and development of brine shrimp eggs.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
1998 April J. Cleveland for Science Junction, NC State University. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-266
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Reproduction and heredity
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: April J. Cleveland
North Carolina State University