Next weekend, we will once again be traveling to one of our favorite spots, our camp up in the mountains. The kids are looking forward to getting their hands, feet, and everything else dirty while they investigate pond life. Tadpoles, frogs, dragonflies, salamanders, striders, and more inhabit the pond near our camp. Using nets, the kids scoop the wildlife out of the water to enjoy for just a small amount of time before returning them to their own habitat.
Pond Animal Worksheet
Invent an animal that has adapted to pond life. Think about what life is like in a pond.
Name of pond animal:
What does your animal eat?
What adaptations does your animal have for the following?
other amazing facts:
Worksheet above adapted from-
(Challenge Magazine May/Summer 2000 Vol 18 No. 5 Issue 90)
Other great resources:
Discuss organisms that the kids can't see with the naked eye. If available, use a microscope to view pond water. Share PowerPoint: Using a Microscope & Life in a Pond
Discuss senses-What do you hear at the pond? Describe what you see? What do you feel? What does the critter(s) feel like? Discuss.
Books that look like fun:
Let me know if you investigate pond life with your children. I'll update you with our finds once we return from our camping trip.