This storyline aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards at MS-LS2-1 and MS-LS2-3.
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This storyline examines the phenomena of digestion and decomposition within ecosystems.
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Casper has a problem: the rabbit he's been looking after has been eating his own poop! Casper is horrified, and calls on the player for help understanding why Henry would behave so oddly. Players dive into the digestion process to learn more about how food is converted into energy on a molecular level, and why some herbivores digest their food twice!
Players collect stool samples from around the biodome, then test them to see who's been eating what. After gathering DNA samples from the animals who left the samples, players create a food web: a more complicated diagram outlining the ways that species are interconnected within ecosystems.