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Other

Description:

This unit, designed to span two class periods, helps students understand that physical factors, particularly temperature and precipitation, limit the growth of plant ecosystems. The activity begins with a discussion in which students develop their own ideas about the role of temperature, precipitation, and environment on plant growth. They will then examine X-Y graphs of vegetation growth, temperature, and precipitation versus month for four diverse ecosystems to determine which climatic factor is limiting growth. A worksheet and scoring rubric are provided.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Space Science,Biology,Agricultural science,Middle School,NSDL,Chemistry,Science,Meteorology,NSDL_SetSpec_380599,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003161421825T,High School,Space sciences,Life Science,Physical sciences,Climatology,Physics,Geoscience,Astronomy,Earth science

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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