Show students how to read their thermometer, making sure not to cover their hand over the bulb.
Students make temperature measurements at different places in the pond. They record each temperature measurement on correct location on the map.
Discussion: was there a change in the pond temperature?
We found the shady spots were a little lower in temperature.
If a thread is used to suspend the thermometer from a bridge, be very careful not to snag ducks, turtles or other wildlife. Better not to use a thread if possible.
Scientist in Residence Program at Laurier Elementary.