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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

Material Cycles in Ecosystems Bottle Biology

Bottle Biology Spotlight

The Bottle system that has been designed to accompany Session 7 – Energy Flow in Communities – and Session 8 – Material Cycles in Ecosystems – is called the “EcoColumn.” In this system, an aquatic and terrestrial community are linked together in one bottle system. The organisms within include producers, consumers, and decomposers. What evidence is there that materials are cycling in this system? Check out Bottle Biology Spotlights to track the progress of our very own Essential Science for Teachers systems.

Bottle Biology Spotlights: Session 8

System: Activity Instructions: Track Our Progress:
EcoColumn Decomposition Tea See Our Decomposition Tea Results
TerrAqua Column Now You See It See Our Now You See It Results

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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science


Produced by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 2003.
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  • ISBN: 1-57680-730-4