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needs of your own students.
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times: Are they a-changin'?
evidence that the climate is warming in Connecticut and
investigate whether this has had an effect on when flowers bloom.
In this exercise,
students assemble information on non-native
plant species -- how they
have increased in frequency in Connecticut
and why they are ecologically important.
use an online database to download data on the frequency and
distribution of an
invasive plant and then use the data to plot the
sprecies' spread. They also investigate the
properties of the plant and
consider why we might care about invasive plants.
a plant collection
this lesson plan, students collect plants and preserve
them so they can be used in
the future for
education. Then they will become familiar with using online
data and will respond to questions about the meaning of the information
find in the
Students collect data
on plants that are on the state's list of
endangered and threatened species.
They plot change
in a species'
frequency over time and consider why a species may be less
now than it was in the past.