Earth is more than what people think it is. When we first think of Earth, we think about water and trees. But, we forget so many important components such as Duckweed on a pond, flowers in a field, or the fruits of a tree. Earth is filled with many systems and some of the most important ones are the various ecosystems. We focused on one by creating a small model that we kept for about three weeks and recorded the changes within it. The model consisted of three chambers: Terrestrial, Decomposition, and Aquatic. These poems that are below are the chambers and some of what is inside them speaking out of their feeling of being forgotten.
Towers of Wonders
By: Gemma Muldoon
I am not a producer.
I love to eat.
I am not a worm.
I am a herbivore.
I know what I want.
I dislike meat.
Chemical Energy Bonds,
I am glad to not do that.
I do too.
I do not do this.
I know ATP aids.
Trophic Levels layer,
I occupy level two.
I have smelt your levels fours.
I struggle through your level three insides.
I have recorded your high of 26°.
I am a system.
Biotic Factors affect,
I cause many.
Dear, Eco Tower
By: Hailey Avery
You’re five bottles high and I’m the one who carries all that water at the bottom of you..
All that weight from the chamber above me.
The decomposition chamber holding and breaking down all that matter in you like you’re a piece of trash.
Then you have the terrestrial chamber with it’s flower and seeds trying to make you look good.
Well Eco Tower don’t take their cycles and system that may stop working and kill you in a unknown time.
I am feeling left out and alone down here.
You know Eco you’ve a aquatic chamber too you know the one who is writing to you.
I am the one who always makes sure you have water.
The one whose lets your little damsel fly nymph friend
stay and swim all day.
I understand that I am on the bottom but I am important to.
I help you breath and have oxygen with some help from my friend the duck weed.
Eco it is time that you see me.
I am done just being left at the bottom.
It is time you see me.
Eco I am here!
to my home:
By: S. Beaver
i’ve been sitting here for awhile
waiting for 23 days in your terrestrial chamber
the percolating water drips onto my body
i was meant to produce
yet i was planted improperly
my caregivers rarely mention me in their charts
i think they’ve forgotten that i exist
i wish i was planted properly
then i would be remembered
then i could provide
i will never grow
i will never thrive
and i will never decompose in the way i should’ve
i will stay on the surface on the soil
and remain a seed
the chinese cabbage seeds
By: Oceana Bailey
The start of the open-system
is the beginning of everything.
The percolation of water flows to the every changing
Hole in tiny blue caps
“rain” into every chamber.
The terrestrial chamber
It’s the beginning
Worms, seed, flowers, and moss
The water percolates through the cap
to the decomposition chamber.
The decomposition chamber
is where the worms and leaves live.
Breaking through the dirt and leaves
the little friends break up the dirt
part of the cycle.
The cap has a straw and hole for the water to
go to the aquatic chamber.
“Breaking free” worms come to
the majestic aquatic chamber.
The last chamber of this tower
It keeps the ever growing damsel fly nymph and
other aquatic organisms.
I am an Eco-Tower.
I’m and old and smell.
I am a open-system.