CLICK HERE FOR YOUR SCHOOLS STREAM COLLECTION DATA- 2011-2012
Suggested Follow-up Questions for the Stream Ecology Module
Remember when we were at the stream at William Schmidt Outdoor Center? A normal pH reading would be between 6.5 and 8.2 to support life. Graph pH results for a week, a month, or a season. (Math Connection)
Click the following link for pH Scale information.
Click the following link for line graph help.
a) What developing trends or patterns are present?
b) What possible natural or human actions could increase the pH above 9.0?
c) What possible natural or human actions could decrease the pH below 6.0?
- If dissolved oxygen values are too low, what might happen to the populations of aquatic organisms trying to survive there? Explain 3 possible outcomes.
- Make four pictures of the deciduous forest canopy showing how it would appear each season. How does the canopy influence the water temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen in the stream? (Art Connection)
- Explain 5 actions you can do at home or at school to help protect the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. (Language Arts Connection)
- Draw and label two (2) organisms that would be found in Swanson Creek. Describe to a friend how you would be able to tell them apart. Give at least 5 characteristics that differentiate them.
Click the following link for macroinvertebrates pictures. http://www.roaringfork.org/images/other/aquaticinvertebratesheet.pdf
- Metamorphosis is the change that most macroinvertebrates go through before adulthood (similar to when tadpoles become frogs). If you would like more information. Click the following link for life cycles of some macroinvertebrates.
Click here to see your schools stream collection data for last year.