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.
By completing this activity, the student will be able to:
- Appreciate (acknowledge) the previously unseen life in pond water.
- Prepare a biofilm slide.
- Draw and describe a microorganism.
Necessary Student Background
Students must be familiar with the workings of a microscope.
Aquatic, Environment, Protozoa, Biofilm, Water quality, Classification
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