Micro to Macro Chain


Have you ever given any thought to the fact that many invisible organisms swim alongside you when you swim in a lake or river? Quebec’s freshwater ecosystems are beautiful and fascinating. Through images and videos taken by a diver-biologist, your students will discover the intriguing world of food chains. From large loons and snapping turtles, to tiny daphnia, protozoa and bacteria: all of these organisms are part of complex food webs and each species has an impact on the others and on water quality.

Schedule and Duration

This activity takes place every day from Monday to Friday. The activity is designed to be experienced entirely remotely! You don’t need to go anywhere, the C.I.EAU comes to you virtually. The activity lasts 1 hour.


The Micro to Macro Chain activity was designed for a class of 30 students. It is available for both in-school and at-home use.

Photo credit: Sylvain Miller


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Rate for the Micro to Macro Chain activity
$200 per group (non-taxable)

Please note that for a reservation of more than one group from the same school you receive a $20 discount per group!
We also offer a $50 discount per activity for special groups to promote access to learning.

For any additional information, contact us directly at inscription@cieau.org or at 450 963-6463.

Photo credit: Sylvain Miller
Photo credit: Sylvain Miller
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Links with the
Quebec Education Program

The activity Micro to Macro Chain addresses several topics related to the elementary school education curriculum, particularly in science and technology, mathematics and the social world. For more details, consult the document below.

Educational Materials

Each C.I.EAU activity has been designed in collaboration with the school, educational and scientific communities in order to offer comprehensive activities that are in line with the Quebec school curriculum.

Click the photos below to download the documents related to the Micro to Macro Chain activity!

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Teacher's Guide

Fiche à imprimer

Printable Sheets

Vulgarisateur scientifique et charge de projets

Communication et relations publiques

Le Centre d’interpretation de l’eau
12 rue Hotte, Laval H7L 2R3
Tel. : 450-963-6463