Question: What do you put in a bottle ecosystem?

What is an ecosystem in a bottle?

An ecosystem is an interactive zone where life exists and is defined by the space it takes up. In this case, the ecosystem is contained within a 2 -Liter Bottle. In order to have a fully functioning ecosystem, there needs to be water, air, soil, animals, and bacteria.

How do you make a bottle biome?


  1. Remove wrapping from bottle. …
  2. Have an adult cut the bottle in half.
  3. In the bottom half of the bottle put 1.5- to 2.0-inch layer of gravel.
  4. Cover the gravel with 4 inches of potting soil.
  5. Carefully place the plants in the soil.
  6. Water plants.
  7. Place top half of bottle on top of bottom half and tape securely.

What are some examples of micro ecosystems?

Some examples of micro ecosystems include ponds or aquariums, which require limited volumes of water, the soil micro ecosystem, deep sea and terrestrial hot-spring micro ecosystem.

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