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THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS
Hypothesize  --->  Conduct  --->  Analyze  --->  Compare  --->  Conclude

III. Image of a Magnifying GlassAnalyze the Data

1.) Students analyze the water samples using microscopes, reference books, and the Internet to identify the macro and microorganisms.

2.) Students then make wet slides, sketches, and digital pictures of the organisms they found. 

Click HERE to read about Geuris' sketch of a Myfly NymphExample: Click on the Image to the right to enlarge the sketch and hear what one student from New Jersey has to say about this Mayfly Nymph.

ADVANCED ACTIVITIES: Click to read how some classes conducted more sophisticated tests such as measuring Dissolved O2, pH, Phosphates, etc. on their water samples.

3.) Once students analyze and identify their results, they then share their findings and compare them with other classes.

 

 

 

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