6: Plot Observation #2
For each pair of
2 Student Activity Sheets for Learning Experience 6
For a group of four
*provided by teacher
Read the background information in the Teacher’s Manual. (Please see PDF
) A mini lesson on how to read a thermometer may be
necessary. Also, indicate to students how to hold the thermometer for accurate
readings. Students should not hold the bulb of the thermometer
when trying to gather air temperature.
Students will carefully observe their study plot and record
data concerning temperature, plants and animals, and transients.
Students will observe their study plot and record data on their plot concerning
temperature of air and soil, plant and animals, and present transients.
What living and nonliving things can be observed over a period of time in a specific environment?
Students are to carefully observe their study plot for a
second time. This time, however, students are gathering temperature data and
recording any changes in plant and animal life. Two student groups are to share
an air and soil thermometers. Students are also recording any transients in
their study plots. Explain that a transient organism is an organism that only
temporarily resides in that plot. They may have noticed an organism that was
there before but is no longer there.
Students should again observe their plot for approximately
20 minutes. Discuss observations as a class.
Have students complete the Student Activity Sheet for
Learning Experience 6.
SHEET for Learning Experience 6
Plot Observation #2
After carefully observing your study plot, supply the
|Weather Conditions||Temperature of Air ||Temperature of Soil ||Plants Present ||Animals Present ||Any Transients |
| ||______C||______C|| || || |