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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Comparision of Freshwater Habitats

Key Stage

Key Stage 4

Summary of Investigation

In this investigation, pupils use pond nets to take samples of invertebrates living in three micro-habitats, or three unique habitats (e.g. pond, river, canal). After identifying the animals they have found, they construct food webs and pyramids of numbers, before using this information to explain how pollution and other environmental changes would affect the biodiversity of the habitats that they have studied.

Resource Information

Background Information
Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan (2)
Ecology Vocabulary Worksheet
Ecology Vocabulary Worksheet (Teachers)
Risks Worksheet
Observation recording sheet
Results recording sheet
Trophic Level cards
Adaptations Cards
Adaptations worksheet
Assesssing Pollution worksheet
Evaluation worksheet