Outdoor learning, beautiful weather, and an expansive national park: a recipe for a perfect day!
This week, our Grade 12 IB Biology students ventured into the nearby Parc de Saint-Cloud in search of natural materials in order to create mesocosms.
Mesocosms are enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystems, and each student made one using found items, selecting from both biotic and abiotic materials foraged within the Parc.
This project is one of the IB Biology practicals, a series of experiments that take place throughout the year where students can demonstrate their learning.
Their mesocosms must be kept alive, and unopened, for a minimum of three months. Despite this challenge, students from previous IB Biology courses have managed to keep theirs alive for years!