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This short video introduces students to the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates. Philippe Cousteau interviews a group of early middle school students as they explain what these creatures are and how to go about collecting and identifying them. Viewers will be introduced to sampling techniques and the use of dichotomous keys.
The video serves as an excellent companion to the study of aquatic habitats and/or biodiversity. It will be especially useful in planning and executing field trips in which students will look for indicators of water quality..
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