Day 3: Leaf Pack Creation


Students Create Leaf Packs

Lesson Overview

Students Create and place leaf packs

One Class Period
  • Mesh Bags
  • Dried Leaves
  • Fishing Line
  • Rocks


- Students make their leaf packs in the lab, and take them to the stream.  Leaf packs are secured to a rock using fishing line and submerged under water, where they will be checked periodically over a three week period.

- Students can complete the “Macroinvertebrates and Stream Ecology Webquest Worksheet” which they began on Day 2 of this Unit Plan.


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