Water Flea with eggs - Daphnia pulex - This most common species of water flea belongs to the family Daphiniidae. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in a wide range of aquatic habitats, although it is most closely associated with small, shaded pools and lakes of an oligotrophic nature. (Their range extends across most of the world - Americas, Europe & Australia - in appropriate habitats, most of which offer little by way of nutrients)
This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to 1) talk science on day one 2) randomly group students for your seating chart 3) spend time getting to know your students and 4) allowing them to get to know you!
Hand built and modelled wall tiles by Evelyn D’Arcy Synott. Created in Dublin based Wednesday evening ceramics course. Tiles have 3 layers of glaze as well as glass detail. Fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com