BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|River Comparison Project
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|Grade: 6th Grade
Ballston Spa Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
|Keywords: macroinvertebrates, rivers|
|Investigative Question or Issue: What macroinvertebrate categories do DEC scientists use to study the health of a stream or river, and how do the number of insects in each category show the differences in rivers?|
Challenge originally created by Marion Shorey & Valerie Valla.
DEC scientists sample insect populations and record the data. Working in groups of three, research the insect population of your assigned waterway and create a bar graph of the total number of insects in each of the three categories (sensitive, somewhat sensitive, tolerant).
Enrichment: In addition to the bar graph, create a line graph showing the insect population changes in each category over a 20 year period. Use increments of 5 years (5 years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago, 20 years ago).
A Northern Forest Partnership Challenge
-colorful, different color for each bar
-must fill the page -
axes labeled (each bar should be labeled)
-student name, teacher name, section in upper left hand corner
RIVER COMPARISON CHART
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Completed by __________________
BAR GRAPH (total points )
Student name, teacher name, section in upper right hand corner
RIVER COMPARISON CHART (total points )
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