Are you searching for an engaging inquiry based lab to hook your students into your ecology unit? I was, so I created this lab to provide my middle school students with the opportunity to do an ecology survey on three locations around our school. Students get to go outside and collect both quantitate and qualitative data. The second day of the lab, students complete their data table by hearing from the other groups in the class. I have also included basic reflection questions, higher level questions and an extra credit opportunity applying what they learned. Feel free to check out my blog at http://backyardlearning.blogspot.com to learn more about my products.