Defining Drought

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In this Science NetLinks lesson, students examine drought from a variety of perspectives. The lesson focuses first on the scientific definition of drought, including weather patterns, water cycles, water requirements by plants and animals, and physiological responses by plants and animals to drought. The lesson also focuses on the current and historic social and economic impacts of drought.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Science, Ecology & Ecosystems

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