Hands-On Science

The City from the Ooze

What do you think of when you think of a lake in the country? Maybe you think of things that live in it and around it: fish, ducks, trees, and the mosquitoes that are buzzing around the shore.

What about the residents of the lake environment that are too small to see? A drop of lake water is filled with all sorts of microscopic life. But what about the muddy shores of the lake? Could there be more to them than some plants and wet dirt?

Let's look at how some lakeshore mud can be turned into The City from the Ooze...

Previous Page To Index Next Page

This activity has been copied, with permission, from Alaska's Poker Flat Research Range server to ours, to allow faster access from our web site.
We encourage you to explore the original site.

Return to SE Michigan Math-Science Home Page
To Reach Out! volunteer organization at the University of Michigan