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Exploring Vernal Pools

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For a few weeks each year, vernal pools explode with a diversity of microscopic and small animal life. Visually examines the plethora of living organisms often found in these vibrant, temporary pools.

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Runtime: 18 minutes 28 seconds

Close up view of microscopic organism.  Different colored organs are visible beneath the clear tissue of the body. Caption: Some are asexual, producing eggs that hatch
Life In Aquatic Environments
Episode 1
18 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Underwater rock with plants on it. Caption: To live in fast water requires special structures
Life In Aquatic Environments
Episode 2
38 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of translucent organisms with stalks topped on a flower-like head with tentacles. Alternating Life Cycle (Obelia). Caption: In obelia, the branching colony grows by asexual budding,
Life In Aquatic Environments
Episode 3
29 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12

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    Elizabeth N. (Colorado Springs, CO)
    August 25th, 2015 at 07:17 PM

    Perfect for 7th grade CCSS.