Integrated Science – Thursday, 7-20
In the morning, the students learned about water-based ecosystems. They focused specifically on the effect that keystone microorganisms have on the ecosystem and the health of the keystone microorganism Daphnia, which can reflect the health of the whole ecosystem. They designed experiments to observe the heart rate of Daphnia in various pollutants, compared to water. Then, in the afternoon, they performed their experiment. The students also had ample time to complete their project work. They finished up their posters in the morning and practiced in the afternoon. They will be presenting their work tomorrow for parents and family!