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Observing Brine Shrimp

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Overview:
Students observe brine shrimp eggs, create an appropriate environment for their survival, and observe their growth.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
3-5

Time:
50-60 minutes

Teaching tips:
Brine shrimp tend to be fairly resilient to varying conditions, however it is important to keep shrimp in a fairly warm location. (Note: Room temperature is acceptable, however, warmer temperature may promote faster growth.)

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3, P6, P7, NOS8)

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