What Environmental Conditions Lead to the Hatching of Brine Shrimp?

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Will changing the environment in which brine shrimp live impact their reproductive success? Young scientists get hands-on experience studying the habitat of brine shrimp in a two-week immersion lesson. The teacher's guide provides all of the printed resources, grading rubrics, and useful links to more information. The products are a student-created habitat and freshly-hatched brine shrimp!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create well-balanced working groups to ensure lesson goals are met
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the computer lab or library to complete the web quest
  • Use the materials list within the plan to get a jump start on prep work
Pros

  • The lesson focuses on collaboration, experimental design, and organisms in their natural environment 
  • Learners have the opportunity to create their own habitat to grow and nurture brine shrimp
Cons

  • None