Farming the Desert: The Science Behind Desertification

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Learn the implications of extreme climate changes on ecosystems. Young earth scientists explore the desertification of areas in West Africa and consider implemented solutions. Their study includes analysis of climate data from the area and collection of data from their local area as comparison.

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NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Facilitate a think-pair-share activity to activate prior knowledge of desert ecosystems
  • Compile collected data as a whole group to increase accuracy of results
Classroom Considerations

  • Some activities require a specific set of materials with time for set up

  • Includes resources for extension activities
  • Provides answer keys with explanations

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