Plants Count

Changes to habitats mean changes to resources. Groups examine aerial maps to predict areas of low and high plant resources. After formulating a plan, they visit the areas to collect data about the plant resources and then share their findings with the larger group.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate as a long-term project when studying habitats
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects the availability of an outdoor campus over time
  • Equip pupils with clipboards and cameras to help record observations
  • Encourages use of the scientific method
  • Emphasizes key scientific vocabulary
  • None