Ready to Go
we can go to the ponds, we need to organize our groups, gather our equipment,
and practice the monitoring tests.
to form groups to get the testing done quickly and accurately.
group will need to have at least 2 people for each one of these tasks:
important: Even if you are not directly doing a test, you need to
know how to perform the test properly so that you can check other group
members to see that everything is being done correctly. All
members of the group are responsible for your results being correct.
If one person makes a mistake, and no one notices, the entire group has
incorrect data from that mistake. Please work together for a successful
Sampling for Dissolved Oxygen Test.
This should be done by people who can follow a procedure carefully,
and who are good with their hands. There are several steps
which must be done exactly as the directions indicate.
Testing. This test is a complicated
series of steps. For this test, you should choose people who can
read and follow directions very carefully. The directions for some
steps are complicated.
Observation and Recording. Using
a Field Microscope you will look at the small organisms that live in each
pond and Tyson Lagoon
Recording for Dissolved Oxygen Test
which group member will the the primary person responsible for each step.
Then, pick a back-up person who will have the primary responsibility if
the first person can't make it. All group members should know
all the steps in the procedures.
For each person:
For the group:
Notepad and paper
Sunscreen (if needed)
Jacket (if needed)
Rubber Boots (if needed)
If students do not know how
to read a thermometer have them practice
before you visit the Tule Ponds.