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Pond Water Tour [Lamotte]
DISCUSSION: “Pondwater” really means: surface water
HANDOUT: Pond Cycles Drawing
DISCUSSION: Dissolved Materials/Suspended Materials,
pH DISCUSSION: Cycles: gases, nutrients
HANDOUT: Research Contract
GAME: Pollution Maze
Adopt a “Pond”
DISCUSSION: Maps, the watershed concept
ACTIVITY: Use or draw map, visit, video, observe (plants, animals, human activities in watershed).
HANDOUT: Pond Cycles/Pollution Work Sheet
ACTIVITY: Each student sketches on individual handout, consolidate into large poster or chalk board in class.
ACTIVITY: Collect water for classroom experiments (8L )
GAME: Land Use Matching Game
Create Classroom “Mini-ponds”
DISCUSSION: Demonstrating and measuring cause and effect
ACTIVITY: Using fish tanks or other clear plastic 1-liter containers, set up experiments.
HANDOUT: Experiment Setup Worksheets
DISCUSSION: Control sample vs. variable samples
DISCUSSION: Variables: plants, plants in dark, animals (goldfish), nutrients
Methods: Getting Data
DISCUSSION: Review procedure with students.
HANDOUT: Group Data Sheets
ACTIVITY: Each group measures each factor for its sample, once upon set-up, and again each day for several days.
DISCUSSION: Guide for helping students analyze their results - questions to ask and answer
ACTIVITY: Group Research
HANDOUT: Conclusion Work Sheet
GAME: Frog Folding
Water Quality Factors
REFERENCE MATERIAL: background information to help interpret results