Looking for biodiversity in the school garden
Bonding 4 recycled paper tubes we have built a square to collect samples of the leaves of the plants in the school garden.
Quadrat sampling is a classic tool for the study of ecology in particular biodiversity
We have divided the leaves in group and then the plants by its leaves,
minimum surface and maximum volume to survive in extreme habitat
We have simulated the aspect of wild animals in extreme environment, using 8 little cubes (3Dsurfaces models, fixed volume= 8). Depending on how we put together the 8 cubes, we’ll calculate the surface area. The best solution for antartic or artic animals is max volume and min surface.
Think about a artic bear: it is a large and big animals ( efficient volume equal a lot of cells to produce heat and ATP) with short legs and small ears( minime surface to reduce heat transmission )
This is the best solution
ESAproject climate detectives Activities by 1E a.s. 2018 2019