Caso 1 - The Classroom Environment
The El Gran Escape de la Planta Laboratory is an area that can be set
up in the classroom for students to use while doing the various
projects. Because a number of the projects involve the growing
of plants, it would be a good idea to locate an area that has
good light. Window sills that have a southern exposure are idea.
West windows are second best. If natural light is not available
or is insufficient, fluorescent light fixtures will provide adequate
light. Place the light fixtures about 6-10 inches above the plants
and leave them on for 14-16 hours a day. To protect the area from
water damage, pots and other plant containers can be placed on
a plastic tray. To generate interest in the area, have students
design signs or other identifying artwork to be placed around
the El Gran Escape de la Planta Laboratory. Some signs could explain that
a mystery is being worked on.