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ERIC Number: EJ853386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Thirsty Plants in Arid Places
Schaffer, Linda; Kingsley, Karla V.
Science and Children, v47 n1 p25-29 Sep 2009
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. (Contains 1 figure and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico