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P a g e | 1 ONE SQUARE METER, Etc. Choose one of the four following activities. Read it over. Clarify any questions you have with your instructor. Perform the activity as instructed.
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P a g e | 2 Option #1 One Square Meter Question: What life forms can be found in one square meter of the surface of the Earth? How do they interact and change through one hour of time? Needed: A habitat patch with a comfortable place to sit. A meter measuring stick, 4 popsicle sticks, and a little over 4 meters of string. Pencil and notebook. You may want to bring a hand lens or magnifying glass, a camera, and/or art supplies. How To Do It: Measure and mark out with string and popsicle sticks one square meter in your chosen patch of habitat, and then make yourself comfortable at your chosen spot. Observe the spot for a total of one hour, taking notes and/or making illustrations. You may do this in three 20, two 30, or one 60-minute session(s). Write/Draw: What are the physical conditions of your square meter (consider things such as temperature, sunlight, moisture, disturbance, wind, soil, architecture within your space, etc. Remember that your square meter extends down into the soil and up into the air above you. How many different organisms do you see in your one square meter? Describe, name, and/or draw them as best you can. Observe where the organisms you see are within the square meter and watch what they are doing. What might their purpose be in occupying this particular location? What is the evidence for your theories? How long do you think each organism spends in your square meter? How does each organism change your square meter as it passes through? How many organisms do you imagine you don’t see, and what kind of evidence did they leave? Write a short essay (see writing assignment guidelines on calendar). Describe the physical conditions within your square meter, and the organisms within it. Explain any theories you have about why things are the way they are in your square meter, considering what you may observe, know, or deduce about your little patch of habitat. Describe any interactions between organisms within your square meter. Conclude with your overall impression of the patch of habitat and its significance to you.
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P a g e | 3 Option #2 Bug Eyes Question: How do other organisms perceive their environment?
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