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Background For Teachers:
Identify an area suitable for habitat evaluation. The area should contain several micro-habitats. These may include riparian, shrub, grass, forest, desert. Habitat alteration is both a natural and human-caused phenomenon. It is best to have areas that have been altered by nature &/or man (land slide, development, restoration).
Groups will explore two micro-habitats. The difference between these two sites is the time each has had to recover from human-caused alterations. If possible identify micro-habitats that represent different stages of succession (changes in the structure of an ecological community) and it is the students job to determine how these two sites differ and the adaptations of organisms to survive different environmental pressures. .
In this project students will learn to identify plants, identify adaptations to micro-climates and make biodiversity estimates (number of species), measure other indicators of habitat health (moisture, temperature, etc), and compare adaptations and biodiversity data to the other indicators of health.
Student Prior Knowledge:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
3. Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
5. Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science
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