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Monday, September 14, 2009

And THIS is why we don't drink pond water.

Well, today we continued our unit on ecosystems, but this time we collected new water samples from the fire pond and brought them back to school. We used our eyedroppers to take drops of water to add to our slides. We saw some amazing and rather alarming things. Here's Bradley using his eyedropper to get his slide ready.

Myron getting his first view through one of the microscopes.

Any guesses? Ant legs. mmmm.

This one was hard to get focused in the viewfinder as it kept zipping around.

Can you see the worm? It's eating a dragonfly larva. Okay, I know it's not very teachery of me, but: YUCK! This gave me the willies. Luckily, I've not been sipping any of this savory beverage.

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