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A Pond Investigation

by: Mark Koschmann and Dan Shepardson

What lives in the pond? Did frogs hop from another pond to ours? How do tadpoles get into the pond? And Could our pond be polluted? These questions were addressed in a professional development program that takes advantage of a school pond to teach environmental concept to elementary students. The ongoing projects that developed as a result of the program have benefited both teachers and students by engaging inquiry in the school’s backyard. Perhaps your school has a pond, forest, or other natural area that will lead to a schoolwide investigation!


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2002Stock # sc02_039_08_20Volume 039Issue 08

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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