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Ecosystems and living things at school.

Nexto to the classes we can enjoy and see how different ecosystems work.

ACUARIUM

The acuarium is a closed ecosystem with differente characteristics if we bear in mind what a habitat is. The acuarium has the following elements.

  • It has a thermostat to control that temperature could be at 25º C,
  • It has an external filter to clean the water
  • a compressor to produce bubbles and oxygenate the water.
  • an automatic feeder which drops food three times a day.

light, the light is very important for the photosynthesis of the plants and it must be on for 7 o 8 hours a day.

STICK BUGS

Another ecosystem we have is the Stick bugs or stick insects. These arthopods reproduce in the same terrarium if this has the correct conditions. They only need enough light, humidity and mild temperature. In winter we have to be careful so this animals can die if the temperature is lower than 16-17. At the moment we have 30 insects. The change the skin and we often see how they are hanging from the sides of the terrarium and they leave the old skin stuck to the glass or a branch.

They are from the rosalis species and they eat rose plant leaves.

 

PLANTS AND VISIBLE ROOTS

These plants, for the moment are some peas and flowers. If you observe you will be able to see how big they grow day after day.

 
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Posted by on 19 October, 2016 in 3EP SCIENCE, 4EP, 4EP SCIENCE, science

 

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OUR NEW POPULATION AT THE SCHOOL. Stick Bugs. ECOSYSTEMS

After few days to get ready the soil, the terrarium, and the correct conditions for this small ecosystem we have introduced the stick bugs. This is a big family with two parents and nine sons.

There are many conditions and characteristics that you must know to look after them.

First of all they eat rose plant leaves, they must have a temperature between 21º and 27º C. and at the moment they are living in one of the terrariums. If this family grows we will have more of them in other terrariums in the school.

Here you can see more information in spanish if you want.

CRIAR INSECTO PALO

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Caring for stick insects

Keeping stick insects as pets can be great fun for everyone. Some species are very easy to keep, while others pose more of a challenge to the real insect enthusiast. For everyone there is a nice species to keep, but all species require care. This page will take you through all the basics of caring for any stick insect species.

http://www.keepinginsects.com/stick-insect/care/

 
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Posted by on 23 November, 2013 in 3EP SCIENCE, 4EP SCIENCE, ECOSYSTEMS

 

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