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Learning Outside the Classroom

Five days a week, seven hours a day, I am confined in a classroom and fed with information regurgitated by teachers. The same setting is quite discouraging, and it does not motivate me to pay attention. However, I was able to escape from the learning cage on the occasional field study trips for AP Environmental Science.


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Creator of a Doomed World

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Soda bottles, plastic toy container, plastic tubing, hot glue gun, check. String of buttons, not-exactly-legally-obtained plants, dirt, and water, check. Tree frog, crickets, meal worms, flightless fruit flies, check. A complete biosphere, check.

For AP Environmental Science, my teacher assigned the class to design and build a biosphere made up of three biomes, sealed off completely. No matter can enter nor leave the biosphere until we open the project. After days of planning, buying materials, and constructing, our wetland, desert, and tropical rainforests were created. Continue reading Creator of a Doomed World