Using Venn Diagrams to Compare Two Ecosystems

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  • Aug 6 2010 8:56 AM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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This Xpeditions lesson helps students identify and describe differences between two related ecosystems. Many students believe that the Earth's only rain forests are found in the tropics. On the contrary, temperate rain forests can be found along the coast of North America's Pacific Northwest. These stands are as endangered as and much smaller than their tropical cousins. By acquiring geographic information from a number of sources, and by using that information to complete a Venn diagram, students come to understand the distribution of temperate and tropical rain forests and the unique characteristics of both. Less

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Geography, Science, Ecology & Ecosystems, History-Social Science, Earth & Space Science

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