Inquiry-based Investigations Into Pond Water Microorganisms


  • Aug 13 2010 8:09 AM

    MaryRose Lovgren

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

Contributed By

  • Original Source:
    Science NetLinks

    Conditions of Use:
    None Specified


In these two Access Excellence activities, students investigate the microorganisms found in pond water. In the first activity they use water samples and microscopes to identify and observe various pond microbes. Next, they conduct an experiment to test the effectiveness of various culture techniques for microorganisms.

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Ecology & Ecosystems, Life Sciences, Science


    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Administrators, Parents, Teachers


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Cooperative Learning