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Pond ID Kit

Pond ID Kit

The worksheets provided allows students to follow along while the instructor uses the "virtual pond dip" to choose organisms. Clicking on an organism shows a brief summary of the characteristics of the organism and there is a link on the summary page that provides a more involved article as well as real life images of the organism. I find this site to be a great opener for my pond water lab especially because of the drawings. The drawings used to represent various pond life are simple enought that students are not as intimidated by the drawing used on the site. I use the drawings provived as a model for what the students drawing should look like.

 

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Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor (Faculty)
6 years ago

Great site for intro to biology class. I can see asking the students to bring a water sample from home aquariums and ponds and having them identify the algae in the water using basic microscopy techniques.

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Stephanie Vallis
Stephanie Vallis (Student)
8 years ago
this is a very helpful tool for a laboratory exercise since it allows the students to compare what they see under the microscope to what is in the chart. this allows for a more accurate identification of the specimen.