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EDUCATION RESOURCES CATALOG
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TITLE & DESCRIPTION TYPE
Caddis Flies WEB ONLY
Fact sheet detailing life cycle of the caddis fly. Includes the natural history of caddis fly and Pennsylvania specific information.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Clams and Mussels FACT SHEET
Introduction to clams and mussels and their anatomy.  
Minimum grade level: MS-HS  

Collecting Critters WEB ONLY
Crossword puzzle with tips on how to collect aquatic macroinvertebrates.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Crazy Crayfish WEB ONLY
Fact sheet describing crayfish, tips for collecting and storing, and list of common species in Pennsylvania.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Critter Collectors FACT SHEET
Plans and instructions for making kick nets and pop bottle bug traps. Also includes information on how to use these tools.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Dragons and Damsels FACT SHEET
Fact sheet on the life cycle of dragon and damselflies.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Ena or Elpa? WEB ONLY
Fact sheet describes insect metamorphosis, complete and incomplete, especially in aquatic insects.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Macroinvertebrate Feeding Frenzy WEB ONLY
Feeding practices of macroinvertebrates.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Mayflies FACT SHEET
Information on the life cycle of mayflies.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Nightcrawlers WEB ONLY
Information on nightcrawlers and how to collect them.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Phytoplankton WEB ONLY
Information on phytoplankton, types and biology. Good introduction to these microscopic plants.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Pond and Stream Study Guide WEB ONLY
Guide to interpreting the physical and chemical factors of waters, fishes found in those waters and a useful key to macroinvertebrate life.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Snails FACT SHEET
An introduction to snails and snail anatomy.  
Minimum grade level: MS-HS  

Stoneflies WEB ONLY
Information on their life cycle and biology.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Zooplankton WEB ONLY
Information and identification of different types of zooplankton.  
Minimum grade level: ES  
America's Pearly Mussels VHS/28 minutes
Life history of freshwater mussels. Also includes information on their decline and how to reverse this decline.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

The Food Chain: Eat or Be Eaten VHS/15 minutes
Great overview of food chains and webs. Good introduction to these concepts includes several aquatic food chains and webs.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Water Bugs VHS/11 minutes
Biology and ecology of aquatic insects. Reviews types of insects found within a watershed. Also includes information on identification, biology and collection of insects.  
Minimum grade level: MS  
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