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Published on October 24, 2008

Author: jhalpainy

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Pond Trip TOMORROW!!!

Seven experiments You will get a worksheet with these tomorrow Seven Tasks Average Temperature Lines of Clarity Pollution Animals Wind Meter pH Sample Collection

You will get a worksheet with these tomorrow

Seven Tasks

Average Temperature

Lines of Clarity

Pollution

Animals

Wind Meter

pH

Sample Collection

Average Temperature You will take the temperature of the pond in four different places on the pond You add the temperatures recorded and then divide by four. This will give you the Average Temperature

You will take the temperature of the pond in four different places on the pond

You add the temperatures recorded and then divide by four.

This will give you the Average Temperature

Lines of Clarity This tells how clear the water is. Needs two people One holds the tube under water filling the tube with water. When full, put your thumb on the bottom hole and turn upright. Point hole away from you. The other person will look at the top of the tube. The water is let out of the hole until the person looking sees the design on the bottom. Count the lines to the nearest quarter

This tells how clear the water is.

Needs two people

One holds the tube under water filling the tube with water.

When full, put your thumb on the bottom hole and turn upright. Point hole away from you.

The other person will look at the top of the tube. The water is let out of the hole until the person looking sees the design on the bottom.

Count the lines to the nearest quarter

Visible Pollution Do you see any pollution around the pond? Are the cars pollution? What is potential pollution?

Do you see any pollution around the pond?

Are the cars pollution?

What is potential pollution?

What Animals Live Here? Name the animals that you saw in and around the pond. You are NOT allowed to bring back any animals- such as a minnow, frog, goldfish, turtle. We cannot look at these animals under a microscope.

Name the animals that you saw in and around the pond.

You are NOT allowed to bring back any animals- such as a minnow, frog, goldfish, turtle. We cannot look at these animals under a microscope.

Wind Meter Hold the wind meter in the air. The foam ball might rise. Record the reading on the small scale side. If no reading put zero.

Hold the wind meter in the air.

The foam ball might rise.

Record the reading on the small scale side.

If no reading put zero.

pH Get a piece of litmus paper. Dip it in water. Wait 30 seconds and compare the color of your paper with the chart Mr. Halpainy will have.

Get a piece of litmus paper.

Dip it in water.

Wait 30 seconds and compare the color of your paper with the chart Mr. Halpainy will have.

Sample Collection Only fill your bucket halfway (you will spill it pond the way back). Get dirt with a shovel from different areas of the pond. At the most 1 inch on the bottom of your bucket. Get water it a cup. Don’t overfill your bucket. You can use your net to get pond scum or floating samples- no living creatures!!!

Only fill your bucket halfway (you will spill it pond the way back).

Get dirt with a shovel from different areas of the pond. At the most 1 inch on the bottom of your bucket.

Get water it a cup. Don’t overfill your bucket.

You can use your net to get pond scum or floating samples- no living creatures!!!

Old Cloths Bring rubber barn boots if you want to go into water. Wear old cloths that are appropriate. Don’t wear skirts or dresses tomorrow!!!.

Bring rubber barn boots if you want to go into water.

Wear old cloths that are appropriate.

Don’t wear skirts or dresses tomorrow!!!.

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