"Thirst Game -Periphyton" Habitat Video: The Slough
- Grade Level:
- Pre-Kindergarten-First Grade
- Aquatic Studies, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Marine Biology
- 45 mins
- Group Size:
- Up to 36
- in the park
- National/State Standards:
- Florida Next Generation
- Everglades, slough, habitat, periphyton
OverviewWater is a necessity for all life in the Everglades. Periphyton is a colony of blue-green algae, during the dry season, periphyton will store water like a sponge, distributing nutrients to all life forms. When most parts of the Everglades have dried out, periphyton will still have water and a vital food source for all living creatures. This will result in life flourishing until the next rain falls.
Measure the amount of water soaked in a quantity of five pieces of Periphyton.
Watch "The Slough" episode
VocabularyHabitat, periphyton, producer, food chain, food web
Last updated: April 14, 2015