Materials List: Pea Soup Ponds:
Algae Investigation & Analysis for Water Quality

Each group needs:

  • 4 baby food jars or Petri dishes
  • Hot tap water that has been aged for one day
  • 1 eyedropper
  • Algal culture (from a biological supplier or scraped from a local fish tank)
  • Commercially packaged plant fertilizer pellets or loose fertilizer (any type of commercial plant food may be substituted)
  • Artificial light source, preferably fluorescent
  • 4 2-3" strips of masking tape or wax pencil
  • 1 copy of the Algae Growth Chart