Carolina EcoKits: Biodiversity

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Grades 9-12.
  • Study the biodiversity of a simulated pond
  • Identify organisms using a dichotomous key
  • Calculate the Simpson index of diversity for different pond levels
Students create a simulated pond using 2 culture mixtures and then identify the protists and algae found in their pond using a dichotomous key. Sampling the top, middle, and bottom of the pond, students compare the biodiversity of the various layers using both species richness and the Simpson index for biodiversity. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in pairs.
Content standards
This kit is appropriate for high school students and addresses the following National Science Education Standards:
Grades 9-12
Unifying Concepts and Processes
    - Systems, order, and organization
    - Evidence, models, and explanation
    - Consistency, change, and Measurement
Science as Inquiry
    - Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    - Understandings about scientific inquiry
Life Science
    - Biological evolution
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