Little else can stimulate a student’s interest in biology like a drop of pond water teaming with invisible life viewed with a microscope. This activity describes two means of observing pond water other than the traditional hanging drop or temporary wet mount slide preparation.
Upon completion of this activity, the students will be able to:
- appreciate (acknowledge) the previously unseen life in pond water.
- prepare a biofilm slide.
- draw and describe a microorganism.
Students must be familiar with using a microscope.
aquatic, environment, protozoa, biofilm, water quality, classification
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