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Coping with Environmental Differences

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Overview:
Students will observe and conduct an experiment to see whether differences in salinity (the environment) have an affect on the hatching rate and survival of brine shrimp.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
3-5

Time:
One class period for initial set up
Approx. 10-15 minutes for daily observations.

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

  • Environmental changes may affect an organism's ability to survive. (LS4.B, LS4.C, LS4.D)

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

  • Scientific ideas may change with new evidence. (NOS3)

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