Unformatted text preview: free to consult the Appendix at any time during the term. Use a Pasteur pipette and bulb to remove a drop of pond water from the aquarium on the side bench. • Try to include tiny bits of plant and algal material. • Prepare a slide for viewing under the compound scope by making a spiral of Vaseline on the slide and putting your drop of water inside the spiral. Add a cover slip and take it to your scope at your bench. • Examine the slide’s contents carefully, watching for movement of microscopic organisms, or for green colouration, or any other evidence of structures. • Try again if unsuccessful the first (or second, or third) time. • Several pond water guides are available in the classroom to help you identify your catch! • Sketch what you see and suggest a possible identity of your organism in the space below....
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- Fall '11
- Biology, land plants, similar skeletal structure, green algal ancestors