Pond Life, Second Edition

Classroom aquariums simulate freshwater pond ecosystems in this observation-oriented unit. Students learn how, when, and where to look at organisms interacting with one another and with their environment. Just as important, they develop the ability to interpret what they see. With different magnifying lenses, students study microscopic pond organisms in their aquariums and in a hay infusion. Then, they examine the structure and behavior of several macroscopic organisms, including the food chains that connect them. Separate activities on snails, fish, and duckweed help students identify their adaptive features and responses to environmental stimuli. Finally, they pose an original Pond Life question, propose a hypothesis, and experiment to find the answer. (12 Activities)

Delta Science Modules offer:

  • An easy to use hands-on approach to teach science.  Both novice and experienced teachers can successfully engage students in rich and rewarding activities. Step-by-step activity instructions; science background information and suggestions for managing materials are just a few of the features in each Teacher Guide that ensure teaching success.
  • Classroom flexibility. With 57 modules to choose from, you'll find just what you need to reinforce your science curriculum or build your own curriculum to meet your state or local framework.
  • High quality, cost-effective equipment kits. Each module's equipment kit provides 4 to 6 weeks of science instruction for 32 students. Teaching inquiry-based science is both affordable and effective.
  • A science program designed for the way you teach. Delta Science Modules consists of 57 topics covering life, earth and physical science.  Each DSM module contains an equipment kit with enough materials for 32 students to conduct 12 investigations and a comprehensive Teacher Guide with performance assessment.