A CIESE Collaborative Project

Riverside Elementary School
Princeton, New Jersey

Our hypothesis:

We predicted that students in different parts of the world, particularly Australia, would find some of the same macroinvertebrates that we find. After our pond study, we looked at past Bucket Buddy class projects from previous pond studies and found our hypothesis to be true when comparing our findings to a few schools in Australia. Below, see the photographs we took on the day we were collecting our samples. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

We collected:

5 mosquito larva

5 dragonfly nymphs

2 water beetles

2 water scorpions

22 aquatic beetles

5 water spiders

1 damselfly

2 clams

1 freshwater mussel

1 backswimmer

5 freshwater snails