Tried and True: Investigating ecosystems in a biobottle

by: Arnica Breene and Donna Gilewski

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Biobottles are miniature ecosystems made from 2-liter plastic soda bottles. They allow students to explore how organisms in an ecosystem are connected to each other, examine how biotic and abiotic factors influence plant and animal growth and development, and discover how important biodiversity is to an ecosystem. This activity was inspired by an idea developed by the Rachel Carson Center for Natural Resources.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/5/2008Stock # ss08_031_06_12Volume 031Issue 06

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