Discover the wetlands all around us. This activity guides students through how to build their own pond dipping equipment and collect aquatic invertebrates. Safety tips are included along with extension vocabulary and pollution indicator charts to help assess the health of the wetland.

Wetland Presentation - Recorded

Join Inside Education as we learn how to explore wetlands searching for aquatic invertebrates!

Supporting Documents


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Marsh Monster Identification SheetAquatic Invertebrate Pond Dipping Instructions


Wetland VocabularyAquatic Invertebrate Pollution Indicators

Program of Study
  • Science
Curriculum Outcomes
  • Grade 5 Science - Wetland Ecosystems

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