Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bottle biomes


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!

11 comments:

crazyrandomness said...

thank you so much for posting this i'm a highschool student and i'm using the picture in a cim laband it really helps..so i just wanted to thank u!!

Teacher Anonymous said...

Glad to be of service.

Anonymous said...

i don't know if you will see this any time soon but I have to build a bottle biome for biology class and yours looks really cool. could you tell me how you made them?

Anonymous said...

thanks brah

Anonymous said...

you are commiting animal cruelty!! I disapprove of this.....HIGHLY!! You murderer!!!

Anonymous said...

hey hey hey whatdya think your doing hows abouts i go ahead and put you in a bottle! ya u wouldnt like that would u?! dont think soh

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah you don't know what to say back now do yuh! That's what I thought BUCKO!!!! How dare you, you son of a mother(even though you may not be a boy). I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT!!! >:o

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

hola amigo, tengo un poco más a los problemas que tratar con usted. primero que no eres mi amigo, así que no sé por qué he dicho hola amigo. i siguiente, justo todavía no puede comprender cómo se había niños pequeños cometer crueldad hacia los animales. Su absurdo! usted puede ir mueren en una bodega! (me refiero a que no tienen agujero porque es más fresco tienen forma de agujero y si no lo creo, realmente no me importa una mierda! Oh, sí es cierto!

Anonymous said...

wow mr anonymous making threats youre ridiculous. Grow up. ever hear of the real life Biomes? Gotta learn somehow and guess what its science. without experiments like these theres a lot we would never learn about the universe and ourselves