This is the main page for our explorations of microscopic, freshwater life. It will feature a growing photographic guide, pond life coloring page, word search, videos and links to some excellent web resources. Check back frequently, as we will be continually developing the information on this new topic page.
Please contact us if you see any misidentified organisms so that we can fix our mistakes!
Freshwater Pond Life Resources from Kid Science SPO
FRESHWATER POND LIFE PHOTOS
(We are currently building our pond life photo library. Check back soon for more free photos.)
FREE PRINTABLE POND LIFE ACTIVITIES
More Freshwater Pond Life & Kid Science Resources
Viewing specimens through a microscope is fun for children of all ages!
Below is a poem about Antonie van Leeuwenhoek by Maxine Kumin, from the fantastic book of science-related poetry The Tree That Time Built.
Free, fun and addictive, this slyly educational app teaches kids about microbes. The game takes place in a Petri dish where Phoebe the Amoeba encounters many types of protists who help her earn points.