2 HRS, Grades 3-4, offered in the Spring and Fall
- Stream Life Pre-Visit Information and Activities
- NYSED Standards Met: Elementary Science
Standard 1: Analysis Key Idea 3, Inquiry Key Idea 1, 3
Standard 4, Key Idea 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Standard 6, Key Idea 1, 3, 5
Students investigate the stream habitat, including stream flow and erosion patterns as well as aquatic organisms. Students wade in the stream to measure depth and flow, and collect macroinvertebrates. After observing the organisms, and returning them to the stream unharmed, students use their observational skills to draw conclusions about the health of the stream.