Microscopy Meets Mark Up

Within our last outdoor Ed adventure of the school year, students explored the fresh water plankton at Old Woman Creek. They enjoyed finding the microscopic phytoplankton (plant) and zooplankton (animals) in their drops of water. The sounds of the lab in full discovery mode does make a science teachers heart full!

Students used keys and classification steps to identify their little plankton friends. Then, they used our iPads to capture the view before releasing them (down the drain). 😂

Later, back at school, I challenged students to use the Mark Up tool to share some of the science in the water droplet.

These are some great examples! 

Zooplankton under microscope with labels
Zooplankton labeled
Bosmina plankton
Lots of plankton!

All Comments

Posted on May 29, 2023

Oh my gosh Leah, those are fantastic examples! What a super assignment to wrap up their science year. Thanks for sharing such a good idea and creative student examples!

Posted on June 02, 2023

Thank you, Cheryl!

Posted on June 04, 2023

Thanks for sharing these awesome student examples with us, Leah! Love seeing how students documented their observations!

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