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Life Science: TerrAqua Column

Track Our Progress: What Is It?

Click on one of the pictures below to see an enlargement of the terrestrial or aquatic habitats of our TerrAqua system, then click on any of the question marks on those enlargements to see a close-up of the component being pointed to. See the What Is It? activity instructions for questions to consider, and use the What Is It? Data Sheet (PDF) to classify each component. If you need help, the TerrAqua Column Organisms Information Sheet (PDF) may be useful. Then share your results on the discussion board.

Note: Because our goals were to use the TerrAqua Column as a learning tool for your Essential Science for Teachers course, we combined local collections with purchased specimens to make our system particularly diverse; your components, of course, may differ.

Stocked terrestrial system

Terrestrial System

 

Stocked aquatic system

Aquatic System

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