Studying macroinvertebrates is the perfect hands-on way to teach kids about aquatic ecology! This science learning pack includes all the materials you need for an extraordinary ecology unit: activities & outdoor science labs, readings, posters, flashcards, and more. Plus, all the materials feature my original artwork!
Age group: This unit was created with universal design and mixed-age group classrooms in mind. Most of these materials will work best for ages 10 and up (upper elementary school and above). These materials also work great for science camps, homeschooling, and more.
Materials Included (69-page PDF file)
→ PART 1: MACROINVERTEBRATES: readings, posters, flashcards, and sorting activities. Featuring my macroinvertebrate artwork!
→ PART 2: INTRO TO TAXONOMY: readings, taxonomy sorting activity, and mnemonic devices
→ PART 3: AQUATIC INSECTS: insect anatomy, insect life cycles, mayfly models, and worksheets. All diagrams include unlabeled student sheets for labeling practice.
→ PART 4: AQUATIC COMMUNITIES: handouts, activities, posters, and outdoor lab activity
→ Instructor materials: Includes an overview/directions page and an instructor lab activity guide
+ Bonus materials: online resources & suggestions for expanding upon this unit’s topic are available here.
→These materials and all artwork within are for personal and single-classroom use only. Please, do not sell, share, or alter these materials. Print these materials for personal and single-classroom use as many times as you like. Please contact me if you have questions or are interested in purchasing multiple licenses for your school or organization.
→ This is an instant PDF download, not a physical item. I recommend 1-sided printing on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper.
→ Due to the nature of digital products, all purchases are final. However, please contact me with any concerns about your order.
→ The activities in this unit should be completed with adult supervision. Wild Earth Lab is not responsible for the safety of participants completing the activities within this unit.
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