Macroinvertebrates Stream Simulation

Welcome to the Benthic Macroinvertebrates Simulation!

In this simulation, you will "collect" a sample of macroinvertebrates from a stream. These macroinvertebrates fall into three categories:

  • Pollution Sensitive (3 points)
  • Somewhat Pollution Sensitive (2 points)
  • Pollution Tolerant (1 point)

The more sensitive critters you find in a stream, the better the water quality. Once you identify the macroinvertebrates in the stream, you can total up their score and determine the overall quality of the water.

Click the button below to collect your samples!