User login


Habitats of the Pond


Source Institutions

    Lawrence Hall of Science

Add to listGo to activity
Habitats of the Pond

In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners locate and study plants and animals in several freshwater pond habitats. Learners take various samples from the pond, identify organisms using a pond guide, and collaborate to create a pond map. Includes background information, but it is recommended that learners do the activity What Lives Here?, also by OBIS, before this activity.

Quick Guide


Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Field Trip

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 1 plankton net (per buddy group)
  • 1 long-handled dip net (per buddy group)
  • 2 observation trays (per buddy group)
  • 1 magnifying lens or bug box (per buddy group)
  • 1 clear plastic cup (per buddy group)
  • 1 copy of the OBIS Pond Guide (per buddy group)
  • 1 data board
  • 4 felt-tip pens
  • 1 copy of the Aquatic Observation Aids Equipment Card
  • several large kitchen strainers

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©1981

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: