Some water-dwellers are more active at night than during the day. Learn how to observe the underwater night life up-close.
What You'll Need:
- Strong flashlight
- Plastic bags
- Rope or string
How to Observe Underwater Night Life:
Step 1: Have an adult go along with you for this project. At night, go down to a dock or a similar place where you can look down into water at least a few feet deep. You could also go out on a pond in a boat. Whether on a dock or a boat, always put on a life vest for safety.
Step 2: Seal a flashlight into a plastic, zipper-type bag. Roll the bag around the flashlight, then seal it in a second bag. Tape the edges for a watertight seal.
Step 3: Tie a light rope or heavy string to the flashlight, turn it on, and lower it down into the water.
Step 4: Wait patiently, and soon the light will attract curious creatures. See what kinds of fish and other creatures are active at night.
Step 5: Keep a nature notebook. Draw what you see and try to identify the animals. Try this in several different areas and compare. See what differences there are between different bodies of water.
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