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Creek Critters: Adaptations for Aquatic Life (Video)

Grade levels: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Environmental Science, Ecology 

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: No

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS1:  From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes , LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics , LS4:  Biological Change: Unity and Diversity 

Join us as we explore the adaptations of benthic macroinvertebrates (creek critters!) in our streams and rivers. Learn about 5 aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates (mayfly, stonefly, caddisfly, dragonfly, and cranefly) and their adaptations for aquatic life.

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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.