Monday, June 4, 2012

We started an aquarium!

Just a reminder...look with your eyes only please.

This is the neon tetra's favorite hangout.

If you haven't already heard the LMC has an aquarium! So far we have been successful keeping seven fish alive. The aquarium will be in the LMC year round. It is a great way for us to learn about life cycles, responsibility, money, and much more. Here are few highlights:
  •  We have a 20 gallon tank.
  • We have 3 neon tetras, 2 zebra danios, and 2 danio glofish.
  • The ideal temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Students practice reading the thermometer at eye level for an accurate temperature reading. Our thermometer has a green range to indicate an acceptable temperature for the fish. Look out if it reads above or below the green into the yellow ranges- yellow means caution it is too hot or too cold. 
  • How much does it cost to start an aquarium? Students can estimate the cost of starting their own aquarium by adding the total amounts together from receipts. Many students are surprised by how quickly items add up!

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