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Underwater Invertebrates

Underwater Invertebrates

6th-12th Grade

Dive into the captivating world of ‘Underwater Invertebrates’ and inspire your students to become true aquatic scientists! In this immersive class, young explorers will unravel the incredible adaptations and vital ecological connections of key aquatic invertebrates. Join us to witness how environmental changes can ripple through these mesmerizing ecosystems, impacting both the invertebrates and their delicate habitats. Sign up now, and let your students embark on a scientific adventure beneath the waves that will spark their passion for marine biology and ecological discovery!

Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Academic Science 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.