We were very excited for our second observation. We rushed outside to see how big our sprouts were, but to our dismay there were none. We looked all around, but there were no sprouts. There was some condensation formed along the side of the bottle where the string was located. The soil was only damp on this edge, and it was quite dry everywhere else. We are very interested to see whether or not sprouts form in the upcoming week. Down in the bottle side of our ecosystem there was more activity. The deaphia looked larger than last week are were moving around. There seemed to be more deaphia than last week. We noticed that the majority of the string was still floating above the surface, but the part that was submerged had some type of fuzz growing along it. Our elodea plant was no longer planted in the gravel, but it was floating. Again to our great dismay our snails seemed to have died! None of them were moving and one looked black. Overall, the second observation was a bit disappointing. We were looking forward to seeing our plants grow. We look forward to seeing what happens with our ecosystem in a bottle in the upcoming week.