Modeling Human Impact Part 2: Building the Ecocolumn

Unit 2: The Nature of Environmental Science
Lesson 13 of 17

Objective: Students will prepare and stock the aquatic (water, gravel and algae) and terrestrial (soil and seeds) chambers made from 2 Liter bottles and then construct their ecocolumns.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students construct the ecocolumn they will use to study the effects of a specific variable (e.g., fertilizer) on vegetable growth and populations of aquatic micro-organisms.

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Science, microbiology, experimental design, environment relationship, Environmental Science, eutrophication, experiment, semester, ethics
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