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Aug 24, 2007
I found it difficult to keep 20+ students actively involved while taking the water tests. A solution I am going to try is to split the class in half. I friend from the local DNR will take the 10+ students out to do the testing and I will keep the other half in the classroom. We will then switch the next month.

Jul 1, 2002
Due to the fact that I see my students only 45 minutes a day, any trip to the lake that we partnered with caused students to miss all other classes. I solved the problem this year by stopping by the lake on my way to school to collect water for chemical tests and stream mud for macro invertebrate surveys. I had to perform the dissolved oxygen test on-site immediately for accuracy. We had a couple of trips to the lake in addition where we combined water monitoring with projects such as painting the life cycle of a dragonfly on a building wall there. I am still searching for alternative solutions. Any suggestions would be welcomed.