Home School Thursdays: Benthic Bugs (Ages 8-13)
Time & Location
About The Event
Students conduct a simulated bioassessment of a stream by sampling macroinvertebrates (represented by colored beads). By learning the process by which macros are assessed, results are recorded, and Pollution Tolerance Indexes are determined.
- Define the terms; macroinvertebrate, benthic, bioindicator, etc.
- Discover the importance of macroinvertebrates as bioindicators that change the flow of energy in an ecosystem
- Students classify, investigate, and use numerical data to determine the importance of macros
*All sessions will follow the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation COVID-19 policies.