You can do water quality testing, you can identify
invertebrates in that live in the water and they can tell you
the health of the ecosystem. You can seine to see what kinds
of species live there. You can take a survey of surrounding
plants and trees and work on the students identifying them.
You can study upland and lowland ecosystems and learn about
wetlands. Last but not least you can talk about watersheds
and where the water comes from and where the water goes
within the ecosystem.
I hope this is helpful
On 7/08/02, judith wrote:
> What variables can be studied in a river and pond setting
> to teach high school general biology students about
> riverine ecology? We have 8 lab periods in two months to
> carry out the research.