SBI 3U/C – Biology

Exploration of microscopic flora and fauna. Students will use plankton nets to collect samples of micro-invertebrates from Golden Pond. The samples are brought back to Wrigley corners for examination under microscopes. The students will describe the organisms and create a dichotomous key. Organisms typically caught include cladocera, copepods, amphipodes, stentor, vorticella, paramecium, ostracods, hydra, rotifers and flatworms.

Key Concepts:

  • Dichotomous keys
  • Concepts and types of Diversity
  • Definition of a species
  • Anatomical structure of common aquatic invertebrates
  • Classification systems used for living things
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Diversity