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This activity uses several reputable websites, including a fun virtual pond dip, to send students on a journey into the microscopic world. Students learn by using clues in the worksheet to find the different virtual microbes.
I created this webquest to prepare my students for a lab on microscopic pond organisms. Also, I’ve designed it to reinforce their knowledge of classification and, specifically, the Protista kingdom.
While this is great preparation for a pond microorganism lab it can just as well be a stand-alone assignment.
Through this activity students will:
• Learn about animal-like protozoans, plant-like algae and protists with both. characteristics.
• Learn about common microscopic animals found in pond water.
• Build digital literacy skills.
This product includes:
• Interactive Student Worksheet
• Formative Assessment
• Complete Answer Key