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Daphnia Mini Ecosystem

In-Booth Demonstration

Workshop Resources

Physical Science

Life Science


Middle/High School

In this activity, students are able to see how producers and consumers coexist in a closed system. Students will describe how the Daphnia and algae are able to survive in the mini ecosystem. Students will also be able to observe the behavior and anatomy of Daphnia. This activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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