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Project title The kingdoms in a water drop: an introduction to microscopy and the kingdoms of lifeFeatured science projectScience project video
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Scientists group organisms into 5 or 6 kingdoms of life: animal, plant, fungi, protist and bacteria. Many of these kingdoms can be observed in a pond water sample using a microscope. These kingdoms can be distinguished by their size, shape, appendages, color and behavior. In this science project you are going to visit a local pond, collect samples and observe them under a microscope. 

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* Gather together your collecting materials: bucket or jars with screw tops, and cart or wagon to transport them back to your laboratory. Locate a pond that you can access to collect water samples. The pond should have a shore that you can reach by foot. * Fill your bucket or jars with water from the pond. Please note that when you submerge your bucket in the water, it can be very difficult to lift back out. When you fill the bucket, hold it with both hands. To fill the bucket, first tilt it slowly, then push a small .....
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