Crystal Springs Preserve

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.

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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!

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