Students will create a report for their Tree Planting Designs on their efficacy in reducing carbon in their communities.
In Lesson 3, students concluded that carbon dioxide impacts the ecosystem by heating the air, resulting in more evaporation and transpiration. Students also gained an understanding that human activity (i.e., their morning commute to school) produces carbon dioxide. In Lesson 4: Carbon Cycle, students explore the ways that carbon is both produced and sequestered.
Students listen to a 50-minute presentation on how invasive species can affect the population growth of a native species through disease (or disease transmission), competition, and predation.
They then set up a hands-on experiment examining factors affecting carrying capacity.
Students search a curated list of websites to gather known information about SOD. They then formulate lists of questions to ask an "SOD expert" and discuss as a class.