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Designing the Perfect Plant: Activities to Investigate Plant Ecology

by: Walt Woolbaugh, Lisa Rew, and Erik Lehnhoff

Plant ecology is an important subject that often receives little attention in middle school, as more time during science classes is devoted to plant biology. Therefore, the authors have developed a series of activities, including a card game—Designing the Perfect Plant—to introduce student's to plant ecology and the ecological tradeoffs associated with different types of plants and plant attributes. The activities also introduce students to general ecological concepts such as biodiversity, environmental disturbance, habitat, competition, and predation.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2008Stock # ss08_032_03_29Volume 032Issue 03

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