Leaf Pack Experiments Stream Ecology Kit

Order Code
5882

Got bugs in your stream? This complete kit helps students discover the value of macroinvertebrates as living indicators of water quality. A totally reusable and flexible tool, this kit can be adapted for varying time limits, number of students, and grade levels.

All apparatus included for collecting, sorting, bioindex calculation, and identification.

$263.00
In stock

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Colonize submerged leaves in stream habitats. The ability of freshwater macroinvertebrates to flourish depends upon the properties of the water and conditions in the environment. The relative abundance and variety of freshwater macroinvertebrates can be used as bioindicators to assess the quality of the water and the effects of land use on the environment.

 

Comprehensive Instructor’s Manual Includes:

  • reference guide
  • background material
  • stream ecology experiment ideas
  • field and data sheets to reproduce
  • glossary
  • diagrammed instructions
  • dichotomous key

The Leaf Pack Experiments Stream Ecology Kit Includes

Item Description (# of Items)
Mesh bags (6)
Waterproof marker (1)
Seive (1)
Sorting trays (6)
Plastic Petri dishes (60)
Waterproof, illustrated, color coded (6 sorting sheets)
Thermometers (2)
Hand-held scale (1)
Brushes (12)
Spoons (12)
21 full color flashcards (1 set)
Dichotomous Identification Key to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates (1)
Hand lenses (6)
MacroLens™ magnifier (1)
Nylon twine (1)
Zipper-top bags (6)
Tree Finder booklet (1)
Instructor’s manual with record sheets (1)
Rulers (2)
Waterproof tags (6)

Individual Items Available

Item Description Order Code
Mesh bags 5882-LPB
21 full-color Freshwater Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Insect Identification Flashcards 5882-SA1
Waterproof illustrated sorting sheets 5882-SS6
22-full color Freshwater Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Insect Life Cycle & Habitat Flashcards. Includes activities 5946
Dichotomous Identification Key to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates, laminated, spiral bound 5882-DK-6
Biotic Index Data Sheet, laminated 5882-DATA-6
MacroLens™, 4 inch diameter, 4.5X magnification 5508
6" Plastic 500 Micron Mesh Seive 5882-STR