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The Great Pond Exploration (2004)

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• Open Water – examining the freely suspended plankton, including copepods, Volvox, and Daphnia.
• Weedy Shallows – studies Planaria, Hydra, Paramecium, Vorticella, colonial algae, and a host of ciliates, flagellates, diatoms, and filamentous algae.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:23
The Great Pond Exploration

Down the Rapids and Over the Falls (2004)

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• Down the Rapids – a survey of insect larvae adapted for surviving in fast-moving water, including mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and water tigers (diving beetle larva).
• Over the Falls – living in the violent torrent of waterfalls are the larvae of blackflies, a fly larva with suckers, and the mysterious water penny.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:08
Down the Rapids and Over the Falls

Forest Floor Expedition (2004)

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• The Living Humous – studies the living component of soil, where dead organic material is broken down through the efforts of decomposer bacteria, sow bugs, millipedes, centipedes, and fungi.
• The Rotting Log – looks at how dead wood returns to the soil with the help of termites and the symbiotic microorganisms living in the termite gut.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:08
Forest Floor Expedition

Plant Minders, Earth Movers (2004)

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• Plant Minders – takes a peek at the vibrant ecosystem of the domestic garden and the part played by pollinators, predators, and scavengers, including bees and butterflies, aphids, soldier beetles and ladybird beetles, and the reproductive structures of flowering plants.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:12
Plant Minders, Earth Movers