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Aquatic Invertebrates

Aquatic Invertebrates

6th-12th Grade

Become a scientist and explore the adaptations and critical ecological relationship of key aquatic invertebrates. Students will investigate how environmental changes can impact these invertebrates and their ecosystems.


Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Science Content Standards 

SC.6-8.2.12 Biodiversity is the wide range of existing life forms that have adapted to the variety of conditions on Earth, from terrestrial to marine ecosystems

SC.6-8.3.10 Human activities have altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging it, although changes to environments can have different impacts for different living things

Next Generation Science Standards 

MS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment 

HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems