Today we examined our pond ecosystem and observed how it has changed! Over the past two weeks we saw the snail population in our ecosystem decrease rapidly. We brainstormed reasons why this might have happened. Then we took a closer look at the main producers in our pond ecosystem, the duckweed, and examined how they have adapted to live in the pond. We learned that the roots of the duckweed clump together in order to stay in place and serve as an anchor for the plant. Mr. Kaiser is demonstrating how to roots grow and clump together. Quiz your child on their science vocabulary: what are producers? What are consumers? Have them name one producer and one consumer that live in our pond ecosystem.
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This blog is dedicated to the fifth grade at Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, MD. Our hope is that this blog will keep students, parents, and anyone else interested up to date with all that we have going on during the school year. Let us know what you think!