Thirsty Plants in Arid Places

by: Linda Schaffer and Karla V. Kingsley

In order to demonstrate how plants remove water from the soil and release it to the atmosphere, students compared open- and closed-growing systems using drought-tolerant and higher water requirement plants. Then, students designed a drought-tolerant garden demonstrating what they had learned. Through this experience, students not only learned about evaporation and transpiration in a concrete way, but they also learned about their own local ecosystem and factors affecting it.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_01_25Volume 047Issue 01

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