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Water Holes to Mini-PondsAdd to list Details
Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization.
In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds.
Lichen LookingAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners search for lichen, a combination of a fungus and an alga living together. Lichen grow where most other plants cannot, on rocks, the trunks of trees, logs and sand.
In this activity, learners turn empty 2-liter bottles into a see-through compost container.
Where Does Life Live?Add to list Details
In this activity (on pages 22-24 of the PDF), learners match extreme enviroments with life forms they support.
Build a Coral PolypAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony.
Sensational SeaweedAdd to list Details
In this culinary activity, learners use multiple senses (sight, smell, touch, and taste!) to explore real seaweed samples.
What Does Life Need to Live?Add to list Details
In this astrobiology activity (on page 11 of the PDF), learners consider what organisms need in order to live (water, nutrients, and energy).
In this activity, learners examine the properties of different seaweeds, investigate what happens when powdered seaweed (alginate) is added to water, and learn about food products made with seaweed.
After an interest-generating discussion about "dirt" and microbes, learners select and collect soil samples from a variety of locations (schoolyard, home, etc.).
Who Can Harvest a Walleye?
This activity focuses on interactions within Earth systems and the effects of human activities. In this activity learners build a biomass pyramid.
Nutrients in an Estuary
In this activity, learners model estuaries, artificially enriching both fresh and salt water samples with different amounts of nutrients and observing the growth of algae over several weeks.
In this activity, learners will collect, dry and press seaweed over the course of four days in a similar way that artists/crafters press flowers.
The Variety and Roles of Microbes
In this activity, learners use sets of cards to assign microorganisms to different groups.