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D.O. the Limbo

We’re all dressed up and ready to limbo to calypso music. With our outfits of lei’s, sunglasses and grass skirts we going to find out who can do the limbo. Join the party as we discover how oxygen levels affect fish.

Activity Description

Using a broom stick as a limbo bar (representing the amount of dissolved oxygen that is in the water), students pretend to be the fish and have to make it under the limbo pole in order to survive. 

It’s easy when the Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.) levels are high, but it gets more and more difficult as the oxygen levels decrease, and the limbo bar goes lower.  As dissolved oxygen levels drop its difficult for fish to survive.

This activity centre is part of the Water Science theme.

Curriculum Links

Understanding Life Systems, Grade 1 (Needs and Characteristics of Living Things)

Understanding Life Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)

Fundamental Concepts

Sustainability and Stewardship