STORY BY RAYQUAN WHITE & DANIEL SLAUGHTER, FNN REPORTERS, TECH PREP BUREAU.
On Tuesday September 20, 2011, Our seventh and eighth grade classes went on a field trip to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Chesapeake Bay. It was fun. I loved it and it was very educational. It was fun because I went fishing. It was educational because we learned about a lot of different science things like the depth of and how wide the river is. And we saw plankton under a microscope.
Plankton Going Wild At the plankton station I looked in a microscope at different types of plankton like zoo plankton and phytoplankton. Under the microscope, the planktons were jumping, moving and also bundled up together. The whole purpose of the plankton station was to learn and talk about the different type of plankton and the food chain. We also learned to see how the plankton look in actual life.
The Things I Learned There
1. I learned that if you go far enough into the river, you can't see anything that's up.
2. I learned about the opening part of the crab.
3. I learned there are a lot of crabs in the water.
4. I learned there are muskrats in the water.
5. I learned that if you stand up in canoe, you will instantly fall into the water.
RayQuan White is an 8th grade student and Daniel Slaughter is a 6th grade student at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.