Students explore exhibit habitats and measure the health of an aquatic system by performing water-quality tests on samples from Shedd and from Lake Michigan. They’re challenged to use their results to determine whether they would recommend that Shedd design an exhibit in the lake.
Key concepts: ecosystems, ecological impact, life history, invasive species, human impact
Skills: scientific method and investigation, collaboration and communication, data collection and analysis, experimentation, prediction
Resources: Download the Lakeshore Ecology Learning Lab Guide.