My students’ favorite lab is building and taking care of Ecocolumns. This lab gives them practice in long-term data collection and a myriad of other essential topics in APES. Here are the posts you can click on to learn how to build, buy supplies and assess ecocolumns.
The following posts are the order in which students should build ecocolumns. The fish doesn’t come for 2 weeks!
- Cutting and Filling Ecocolumns
- Planting Seeds, Setting up Data Charts, Taking Soil Data
- Adding Bugs, Worms and Leaf Litter
- Building the Aquatic Chamber
- Adding fish
When things go wrong
Data and Assessment