When I was at Upham Woods, I was in a research group called "Life Under a Rock." We had already used the awesome DOTS (Digital Observation Technology Skills) kits at our school to look at what lives under a rock in our garden. My group lifted rocks and saw the animals that were underneath. We used tools like the thermal imager, infrared thermometer, and shovel, and a digital microscope to document what we found and collect data. We went to Blackhawk Island for our project. The tools helped us take photos of what was under the rock. The tools help to see what animals were living there. We came up with a lot of new questions after we did our research and we can't wait to find out things like, if the temperature affects what animals we will find living under a rock, and what animals live at different depths. We love using the DOTS kits at school and at camp!