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MYPond DLESE Reviewed Collection
The MYPond project is an investigation of the chemical reactions, biological processes and inflow/outflow balances found within a pond environment. Instrumentation has been established in two ponds near each other so that a variety of chemical and physical properties are measured at various depths at 15-minute time intervals. Data can be viewed either in real-time or accessed from an archive, and can be retrieved as processed graphs, comma delimited text files, or Excel spreadsheets. The purpose of this project is to offer a means to examine the variations of water parameters within each pond to observe diurnal through annual changes, as well as changes with respect to local weather conditions. Specific parameters tested include temperature, dissolved oxygen, oxygen saturation, conductivity, pH, turbidity, and ammonium concentration. This website encourages the integration of the real time water quality data into secondary and higher education classes by providing a discussion forum, a peer-reviewed link to resources, and access to instructional materials in a collaborative virtual community.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-041
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas Torgerson
Department of Marine Sciences

Principal Investigator: Micheal Young
Neag School Of Education