In their latest project, students in Mrs. Taber’s AP Environmental Science class created, set up and maintained their own aquatic ecosystems!
Students were given their own aquatic ecosystem to model their aquarium after, these ranged from the ocean, coral reefs, and estuaries.
During this project students discovered the major human impacts in their ecosystems and proposed a solution to better maintaining that impact to ensure the quality of life in those ecosystems were maintained. They also learned about bioaccumulation and how that impacts both wildlife and humans.
Many students brought their own aquariums, bought specialized fish, and ensured their organisms were able to live by preparing the water treatments and other necessary means for life.