Apologia Biology Module 2 Labs

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Welcome back to Apologia Biology Module 2 Labs!

 

In this lab, we will look at Kingdom Monera by examining the ecosystem of pond water.

 

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Gathering our 4 samples of pond water, we prepare each with a different culture:  rich soil, egg yolk, white rice and hay.

 

The jars are then left in a warm place to culture the Microorganisms. Or in the words of my six year old, "Make the cooties grow".

 

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After preparing a slide for each culture with a drop of pond water from each jar, we look at them under the microscope.  Using the 4x, 10x and 40x magnification lenses, my highschooler makes note of what he sees.

 

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Unfortunately, at this time he doesn't see much.  He believes that allowing the organisms to grow over the next week will yield better results.

 

Check back with us next time as we look at more cultured pond water and Kingdom Protista!

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