Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
Plankton nets allow students to collect samples of organisms from local waterways that can otherwise be difficult to access. The kit also includes identification keys for commonly found algae, phytoplankton, diatoms and zooplankton. This kit includes two plankton nets. Reserve the Light Microscopes kit from the Teacher Resource Center to allow your students to see… View More
The Watershed Game helps students understand the relationship between land uses within a watershed, water quality, and their community. Working in teams, students apply tools (practices, plans, and policies) to decrease water pollution while balancing financial resources. The goal for the activity is to reduce pollution from various land uses to the stream without going… View More
As the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior, it creates a freshwater estuary. This dynamic area can provide several important aquatic habitats; open water, sediment on the bottom and wetlands along the shoreline. Students will observe the characteristics of wetlands and estuaries through the use of a model and identify their importance to the health of aquatic… View More
Students will learn about the life cycle of wild rice and traditional harvesting methods. Then, students will solve mysteries concerning damage and predation to wild rice specimens using inquiry-based scientific methods and real-life data.