The CMIT Elementary Ecology Lab provides students with an authentic environment that facilitates learning. The Lab has many different species of animals including iguanas, three different kinds of geckos, hermit crabs, a hamster, and a chameleon. Students have the opportunity to learn what they look like and how they act. In addition, there is an environmental pond at the center of the Lab which is home to our sea turtle. The Lab includes a state-of-the-art ceiling projector with an extra-large screen to watch documentaries about animals and nature from the Ecology Lab library. Students learn by hands-on activities, observation, documenting, and creative expression in the Ecology Lab.
There are three 60” flat screen televisions which show short HD documentaries and an extensive display case consisting of 7 different categories of animals and plants. There are preserved animals and insects in the displays case such as butterflies, moths, scorpions, spiders, beetles, including examples of the life cycle of some insects (bees, grasshoppers, etc.). Our DVD collection includes more than 60 different documentaries from National Geographic. Students are allowed to expand their knowledge about different subjects by watching and discussing these documentaries. The Lab is also equipped with 15 microscopes allowing students to examine different samples more closely.
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