Monday, February 3, 2014

Live Food Experiments Underway!

Students at many of our schools are using the Scientific Method to create hypotheses and conduct experiments this month to find out whether their trout will prey on other living organisms. 


Above, students in Ms. Hamilton's class carefully observe the behavior of their trout, as tiny zooplankton, Daphnia magna (and other ssp), are introduced to test containers.   This simple, 5-minute test produces some interesting outcomes.  Partial results are below.:

Our thanks to Prof. Nelson Hairston, Cornell Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and lab manager Lindsay Schaffner for providing our daphnia supplies and amazing support for this project.