A changing forest
This activity helps students explore the consequences of ecosystem disturbances both manmade and natural. They learn about temporary and long-term effects that such disturbances may have on forests.
The activity is conducted using a group collaboration strategy. Each student has part of the solution to a puzzle, and must work in a group to solve it. Through the activity, they learn not only about ecosystem processes and human and natural effects on the forest, but also about the power of cooperation in learning and problem solving.
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