Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar

by: Craig R. Leager

Stories about global warming and habitat loss are common news these days. Additionally, there are numerous reports about the loss of diversity among living things across the globe. These ideas and concepts are abstract and convoluted even for most adults to fully comprehend, especially when we consider the interdependence of life on Earth and the scale at which they occur. Children can begin to better comprehend the natural and human-influenced changes in environments by studying an ecosystem in miniature.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_08_56Volume 044Issue 08

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