Pond Ecosystem


Measure the temperature and oxygen content of a pond over the course of a day. Then go fishing to see what types of fish live in the pond. Many different ponds can be investigated to determine the influence of time, temperature, and farms on oxygen levels.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Investigate how the levels of dissolved oxygen in a pond vary throughout a day.
  • Learn the source of dissolved oxygen in a pond.
  • Determine the effect of dissolved oxygen on the fish in a pond.
  • Compare dissolved oxygen levels in warm and cold ponds.
  • Determine the effect of farms on dissolved oxygen concentrations. (Extension)

VOCABULARY:

  • abiotic factor, biotic factor, concentration, mean, oxygen, parts per million, photosynthesis

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    This GIzmo works Great for Gr 9 Sustainable Ecosystems to discuss carrying capacity, limiting factors and human impact

    Recommended For:  Biology, Earth/Space Science

    By: Gizmo User from Virginia

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    Great for teaching the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors.

    Recommended For:  5th Grade, 6th Grade Science

    By: Gizmo User from New York

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    How oxygen impacts the life around us.

    Recommended For:  5th Grade Math

    By: Gizmo User from Florida

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    Great Gizmo for teaching ecology as well as variables (dep vs ind)

    Recommended For:  5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade Science

    By: Gizmo User from Florida

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