Fish Activities

Awesome Aquascope

Awesome Aquascope
Awesome Aquascope

Have you ever looked at the surface of a pond or stream and wished you could see what was going on down there? With this awesome aquascope, now you can.

What You'll Need:

  • Half-gallon milk carton
  • Knife
  • Plastic wrap
  • Large rubber band
  • Heavy tape

How to Make an Awesome Aquascope:

Step 1: Take an empty half-gallon milk carton, and cut the bottom and top off the carton.

Step 2: Stretch clear plastic wrap over one end of the carton. Use a big rubber band to hold it in place tight, or use heavy tape. You just made your own aquascope.

Step 3: Head for that pond or stream. If the water is deep, have an adult along with you. Hold the plastic-covered end of your aquascope just under the surface of the water, and look through the other end. What's going on down there? Be careful not to harm any of the wildlife.

If the aquascope still doesn't get you a close enough look, keep reading to learn how to observe water organisms with a pond net instead.

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