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Meudon forest field work ©  Shirley Burchill

 

Meudon forest field work ©  Shirley Burchill

 

The Activities

Activity A:: Studying soil and taking a depth sample with an auger.

Activity B: Taking temperature, light and humidity readings at eight different positions in the forest.

Activity C: Identifying leaf litter and collecting a sample

Activity D: Collecting different leaves and fruits

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Activity E: Investigating Pond Life

Your teacher will help each group to take a sample of water from the pond which is situated close to the forest. You will be able to investigate this sample in the laboratory.

There are many kinds of organisms which live in or on pond water. Some of these are easy to see with the naked eye. The smallest organisms can only be seen under the microscope.

microscope drawing

 

The following drawings are of some of the organisms you are likely to see or find later in the water. (Note: These drawings are not to scale.)

 

Animals visible with the naked eye

Pond snail drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Great diving beetle ©  Shirley Burchill

Freshwater shrimp drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Freshwater snail

Great Diving Beetle

Freshwater shrimp

Waterboatman drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Pondskater drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Mosquito larva drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Water boatman

Water skater

Mosquito larva

 

Organisms visible under the microscope

Euglena ©  Shirley Burchill

Vorticella ©  Shirley Burchill

Paramecium drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Euglena

Vorticella

Paramecium

Stentor ©  Shirley Burchill

Volvox ©  Shirley Burchill

Hydra drawing ©  Shirley Burchill

Stentor

Volvox

Hydra

 

 

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