We had a rainy drive out to Crystal Springs Preserve for a class on microbes.
We got there and it was still pouring but the skies dried up shortly after our arrival.
We learned all about microscopes.
Then we got to use the microscopes to look at different samples. I really liked looking at the newspaper.
We went on a hike and collected water samples.
Then we put the water into centrifuge tubes and spun them on a string.
Next we put the tubes under the microscopes to see what critters we found. I had all sorts of amoebas, nematodes and a water bear.
I would have spent days looking at different samples. I can’t wait to repeat this at home.
These pictures are of things that are possible to find in the waters around the preserve!