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### Pond Trip

1. 1. Pond Trip TOMORROW!!!
2. 2. Seven experiments <ul><li>You will get a worksheet with these tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lines of Clarity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind Meter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Collection </li></ul></ul>
3. 3. Average Temperature <ul><li>You will take the temperature of the pond in four different places on the pond </li></ul><ul><li>You add the temperatures recorded and then divide by four. </li></ul><ul><li>This will give you the Average Temperature </li></ul>
4. 4. Lines of Clarity <ul><li>This tells how clear the water is. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs two people </li></ul><ul><li>One holds the tube under water filling the tube with water. </li></ul><ul><li>When full, put your thumb on the bottom hole and turn upright. Point hole away from you. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Count the lines to the nearest quarter </li></ul>
5. 5. Visible Pollution <ul><li>Do you see any pollution around the pond? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the cars pollution? </li></ul><ul><li>What is potential pollution? </li></ul>
6. 6. What Animals Live Here? <ul><li>Name the animals that you saw in and around the pond. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
7. 7. Wind Meter <ul><li>Hold the wind meter in the air. </li></ul><ul><li>The foam ball might rise. </li></ul><ul><li>Record the reading on the small scale side. </li></ul><ul><li>If no reading put zero. </li></ul>
8. 8. pH <ul><li>Get a piece of litmus paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Dip it in water. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait 30 seconds and compare the color of your paper with the chart Mr. Halpainy will have. </li></ul>
9. 9. Sample Collection <ul><li>Only fill your bucket halfway (you will spill it pond the way back). </li></ul><ul><li>Get dirt with a shovel from different areas of the pond. At the most 1 inch on the bottom of your bucket. </li></ul><ul><li>Get water it a cup. Don’t overfill your bucket. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use your net to get pond scum or floating samples- no living creatures!!! </li></ul>
10. 10. Old Cloths <ul><li>Bring rubber barn boots if you want to go into water. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear old cloths that are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wear skirts or dresses tomorrow!!!. </li></ul>