Saturday, September 15, 2007
My sixth grade class is learning about ecology. These biomes, made from 2 L soda bottles, have aquatic and terrestrial sections containing plants and animals. They are sealed off from the outside world, which left my students very concerned about the critters therein. "How will they get any air?" Ah, we shall see.
Since my class started 3 weeks after school began, I've been trying to catch up with the other science teacher. I was only able to give the kids 2 days to find consumers (unlike the other classes, which had nearly a week), which resulted in only 2 kids bringing organisms. Fortunately, one of those kids brought a bunch of rolly-polies, so I was able to spread them out amongst the class, and I had some fish to spare. Crisis averted!