Stream Side Science (Upper Grades)

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This resource includes 13 lessons created by Utah State University to introduce students to insects, water quality, and macroinvertebrate diversity.  These lessons include in-classroom and field activities, and learning about macroinvertebrates in conjunction with abiotic and other biotic factors.

Each individual lesson can be found under the ‘Grades 5-12’ tab:
They can also be downloaded together in the teacher’s manual:

The 13 lesson topics are:

Read about the program assessment and impacts at

Note: Some of the teaching information, such as diagrams of local macroinvertebrates, is localized to Utah.

Lower grade (K-5) versions of these lessons:

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1 review for Stream Side Science (Upper Grades)

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a very nice aquatic curriculum for younger students that has been in use for years. In addition to data collection, graphing, and data interpretation, there are lessons that explicitly connect human impacts to watersheds, and explore the role of public works. The multiple publications and assessments place this in our Recommended category.

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