Biological Inventory - Lab Report
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Grade: 9th Grade
Class: Living Environment
Author: Sandy Bureau
Indian Lake Central School
NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural History
Keywords: Biodiversity, biological inventory, lab report
The Challenge:

Challenge connected to: Biological Inventory - Indian Lake Nature Trail. Animal ID, and Poster Presentation challenges

Authors note: I used this project to teach students the basics of ecology and this worked to satisfy all of MST standards #1 and 2#. It did a better job than the “Making Connections”  lab of helping students become competent in the scientific method. I have conducted this project twice and will be doing it again, this time in the Fall of 2009. We plan to try presenting at the Northeast Natural History conference in Albany, April 2010. I have more materials that I have developed than what is included with this project on the Adirondack Curriculum Project website, so please contact me for more information!

Product of the 2008 ACP Biodiversity Workshop, funded by a grant from the New York Biodiversity Research Institute.

The Challenge:

Researchers in the Adirondack region are interested in initiating an All-Taxa Biological Inventory of the region (see attached article). Indian Lake Central School Living Environment students have been invited to test a system to inventory small mammals, soil inverts and amphibians that can be used by other high school students or adult volunteers. You have completed your inventory and prepared the poster presentation now its time to report out on what your group found in your own words. Submit a personal lab report that documents your work and the results of the inventory project. Can students help participate in the All-Taxa Biological Inventory?

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