Students will collect, identify, and count macroinvertebrates at freshwater hydrology sites.
Protocols to help in completion of the main protocol
Hydrosphere protocols introduction document.
Instructions are provided on how to select, describe and map a hydrosphere study site.
Step-by-step instructions for collection data according to the protocols.
Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Sampling Technique for Vegetated Banks or Around Snags, Logs, and Roots Field Guide (pdf)
Sheets to be filled out during data collection
Activities to help students learn more about the instruments and protocols
Introduction document to the Hydrosphere Investigation Area Learning Activities.
Students will make a 3-dimensional model of a catchment basin to understand how water moves through the basin and explore how water is affected when there are changes in the basin.
Students will model the changes in soil water storage over a year.
Students become acquainted with their Hydrosphere Study Site.