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Zeldon Pond

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Renae Gregg

on 10 September 2015

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Zeldon Pond
trees, shrubs, flowering plants, grass, sedges, rushes
Aquatic Invertebrates:
Larvae, water striders
Aquatic Plants:
cat tails, lillies
trees, shrubs,
flowers, grass,
sedge, and rush
1. Read the Packet
2. Write your Background

Summarize what you are going to be doing in the lab. Leave room for a hypothesis on ecosystem health after our first day down at the pond.

3. Write your materials
~water scoop, sifters, sorting trays, identification guides, microscope, slides, pipettes, coverslips

4. Write out your procedure and create data tables
Summarize steps in your own words. Create data tables appropriate for what you are going to be writing. Leave room to describe, in your own words, your collection techniques.

Steps you will take:

5. Conduct research on common species of plants and invertebrates we are likely to find down at the pond.

6. Construct an identification key for plants (use the invertebrates as a guide regarding form)

Each group will want to assign responsibilities: recorder, set up, clean up, collection, identification guide user. The duties should change throughout the week.
Prepare to work while we are down there and make good choices
Consider boots
After the first day, we will meet at the pond. 7 minutes passing time

Learning objectives:
Sampling techniques
Lab Reporting
Use of identification guides
Identification of 2 common species of tree, shrub, grass/ sedge/rush, aquatic plant, and aquatic invertebrates
Markers of habitat health
Data collection
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