Write journal entries both in class, and on their own time the required topics were graded during the journal checks at four points in the quarter the outcomes for this activity varied for students, but primarily assisted students with learning and recalling course content, particularly identification of various biological species.
Building your ecocolumn the ecocolumn starts with the basic units for a terraqua column — an aquatic and terrestrial habitat — and adds an additional unit in between to act as a compost habitat what you stock your ecocolumn with involves your goals for study, the sources of your specimens — local or purchased.
An ecosystem can be defined as a community of organisms along with their physical environment an ecocolumn is a model of an ecosystem on a small scale, and generally includes a terrestrial habitat, with a compost unit, and an aquatic habitat many ecosystem concepts can be investigated using an ecocolumn and.
Possibly more if you make mistakes :-) i'd like you to build something similar to the terraqua column at the bottle biology site, or the building an eco-column pdf, but you're going to completely seal it up no air holes or other inputs except light and heat you can use either non-toxic silicone sealant (smells like vinegar. Eco-columns are by far the most fun lab that i have ever done i did it with my ap environmental science class last semester, but i am planning on doing it with my regular environmental science class for now on and possibly my biology class if time permits (you know, all those essential standards i.