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Wetland Bioblitz


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Wetland Bioblitz

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity of a given habitat. Groups of learners will work in pairs or small groups and conduct a bioblitz of a wetland, carefully observing, identifying and recording a list of as many plant and animal species as they can find. Data from all groups will be pooled to determine the “species richness,” the total number of species and to make a bar graph to compare numbers of each type of organism. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Wetlands.

Quick Guide


Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Field Trip, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • boots or shoes that can get wet and muddy
  • nets
  • binoculars
  • field guides
  • notebooks
  • pencils
  • a digital camera (optional)

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
      • Biosphere
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Biodiversity
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Number and Operations
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • About Inquiry
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2007

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 610429

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