Brine Shrimp: Getting to Know a Salt Water Arthropod

Gather small observations of arthropods. Using brine shrimp, pupils observe the life cycle of arthropods. Learners set up saltwater aquariums and observe the brine shrimp over a three-week period. To finish, they compare and contrast how the shrimp grew in the different aquariums.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have each group develop posters to record their data throughout the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires purchase of brine shrimp hatchery kits
  • Need a place to keep the aquariums and air pumps for an extended period of time
Pros
  • Includes information on where to locate brine shrimp
  • Contains directions on how to set up the aquarium
Cons
  • None