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.