How do land and water ecosystems interact? How are their food webs structured? What role does a pollinator play? These are the questions studied by Acera students in Mr. Michael’s “Biomes and Butterflies” elective.
The kids created their own ecosystem-in-a-bottle, and cultured fish and painted lady butterflies. Throughout the elective, the students investigated two integral epigenetic contributors – temperature and humidity – to see which conditions are optimal for the morphology and hatching of butterflies. Finally, they gave the hatched pollinators a joyous send off in Acera’s playground!
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