Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FIELD TRIP

Today my biology class went to “Stavsjøen” (Pole/Stick-lake, gah I don’t know) to do some testing of the water and look for critters around the lake in order to study an ecosystem.

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Wanna know something cool? In the winter it gets so cold here that this lake freezes and they make an “ice road”. Yes, I’ve driven on it.

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My group didn’t have much luck catching anything, but we were able to catch a leech (yes EW) and this “little” guy…

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Freaky fact: this guy was going to turn into a dragonfly. Yep, it’s a dragonfly nymph.

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We took turns (group-wise) going out in this boat to take tests of the water at different depths. Afterwards we went back to school to look at what we found and write notes for a rapport.

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I’m pretty good at my work, huh? The orange is forest, the green is farmer’s fields, the blue is buildings, etc etc….

Ah the exciting life of a student….

-S.

2 comments:

  1. Why not? I find this very fascinating, field trips always are a nice change to normal class work!

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  2. Cool! The dragonfly larvae is so interesting, we have a few dragonflies around here but I've never seen the larvae so that was very interesting!

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