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Looking for engaging ways to teach long term and short term environmental changes..

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Lindsey Barsoum Lindsey Barsoum 480 Points

I have not taught 8th grade ecological systems in awhile and when I have I have not found teaching long term and short term environmental changes to be engaging. Does anyone out there have any resources or advice on teaching these concepts?

Loren Chassels Loren Chassels 580 Points

I helped students build several terrariums in the 10th grade biology setting. We found a little mold went a long way. You could organize the set up of several terrariums and see what results in a desirable outcome. Some might argue desirable is that the plants grow well. Some might define success differently. All is worth discussing before construction. I think we had the best discussion after watching mold take over one of our terrariums. It was not a pretty tank. 

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