Ecosystem Model-Reef Tank

A highly diverse reef tank will simulate an actual aquatic ecosystem. This system serves as a microcosm of our world. This DIRECTLY relates what is/could be extended to be taught in Biology regarding but not limited to: nutrient cycles and flow of matter, biodiversity, symbiosis, carrying capacity, competition for resources, invasive species, global warming, coral bleaching/ocean acidity, food webs and chains, reproduction, population growths, sustainability, global awareness, human impact and much more. I am working directly with Fish Doctors out of Ypsilanti to create this design to meet my instructional needs. (Not just a “cool fish tank” for the classroom!) This directly corresponds to the state high school standards (“Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems” as well as “Independent Relationships in Ecosystems” which could be assessed on the MSTEP).