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Observing Brine Shrimp


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Students observe brine shrimp eggs, create an appropriate environment for their survival, and observe their growth.

UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:

50-60 minutes

Teaching tips:
Brine shrimp tend to be fairly resilient to varying conditions, however it is important to keep shrimp in a fairly warm location. (Note: Room temperature is acceptable, however, warmer temperature may promote faster growth.)

Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3, P6, P7, NOS8)

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