Aquatic Ecology & Human Impact

Aquatic Ecology Overview

Survey living organisms in a stream or pond and learn how biotic and abiotic factors indicate water quality. Then suggest solutions to environmental problems and develop ways that individuals and communities can reduce human impact on the water supply.

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Aquatic Ecology and Human Impact

Grade level: 8-10
76 pages
2002 edition

Authors: Phyllis Balcerzak, Mark Kalk, Michele Dodds

Developed by teachers and educators with the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, Tyson Research Center, and the Tyson Field Science Program.

Developed with support from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Science Education Partnership Award; additional funding provided in part by a grant from the Eisenhower Professional Development Program administered by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

  • If a school has a pond on site, this would be a great unit to use with students!