Integrated Science – Day 2
Students trekked out to one of IMSA’s best kept secrets – the No Pond (thusly named on an early campus map to keep students away from it!) where they collected water samples and compared their findings with tap water. They examined the water samples under the microscope and looked for microorganisms that they later identified using a computer. They compared drawings of the different organisms, discussed why different organisms exist in pond water and tap water, and identified factors that promote their survival. Students found hydra, green algae, and shelled amoebas, among others!