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Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Human Impact - Classroom Kit

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With this Biodiversity, Ecosystems & Human Impact Classroom Kit, high school students become both scientists & engineers as they work to solve a fictitious (yet realistic) ecosystem crisis. Perfect for grades 9-11! Read More

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Looking for an engaging ecosystem activity for high school students?

This "Saving Thor Lake: A Study of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Human Impact Classroom Kit" will put high school students at the center of solving an ecosystem/biodiversity crisis in a fictitious polluted lake. The realistic scenario presented in this science kit emphasizes biodiversity's role in maintaining ecosystem health, and the lab as a whole illustrates the complexity of many of our world's environmental issues.

With this exciting hands-on activity, students will become both scientists and engineers!

  • As scientists, they will run tests to quantify the performance of a pollution clean-up solution
  • As engineers, they will compare this solution to two others and propose an optimal design - all the while understanding that there is rarely a "perfect" solution to such complex problems

This ecosystem and biodiversity lab consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: Introduction & hands-on study of Nitrate & Phosphate levels in treated & untreated samples
  • Part 2: Evaluation & selection of an optimal project for maintaining Thor Lake biodiversity

This high school science lab kit encourages hands-on learning and in-class discussion, and is ideal for students in grades 9-11 (ages 14 - 17).

This Classroom Kit provides enough materials for up to 20 students working in groups of 4. Copies of printed materials are required. 

If you love what you see but need a smaller kit, check out our Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Human Impact Kit!



The Biodiversity, Ecosystems & Human Impact Classroom Kit Includes:

  • 25 Nitrate Test Strips
  • 25 Phosphate Test Strips
  • 20 x 15 mL Test Tube with Cap
  • Initial Sample
  • Treated Sample 1
  • Treated Sample 2
  • Target Quality Sample
  • 20 Pairs of Nitrile Gloves
  • Student Worksheet (5 pages)
  • Lab Manual (5 pages)
  • Full-Color Teacher Guide (19 pages)


Warning: HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL - This kit contains hazardous chemicals. Not for children under the age of 15. For use under adult supervision. Read warning labels carefully.
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