7: Plot Observation #3
For each pair of
2 Student Activity Sheets for Learning Experience 7
For each group of four
*provided by teacher
Read the background information in the Teacher’s Manual. (Please see PDF
Students will observe their study plots and describe various
changes that have occurred in their plot over time and give plausible
explanations of why they have occurred.
Students will observe their study plot and note any changes that have taken
place since their last observation and give plausible reasons for the changes.
What changes occur in
a specific environment?
Discuss with students changes that go on in environments
that are familiar to students and discuss why those changes occurred. Discuss
the results of those changes.
Students are to carefully observe their study plot for a
third time. Students should be encouraged to look for any changes in their
Students should be given ample time (30 minutes) to observe
study plots carefully.
Record observations on the Student Activity Sheet for
Learning Experience 7.
As a class, share any changes that were observed and why
they may have occurred.
What changes did you observe?
Why do you think these changes take place?
Were there any environmental factors involved in the change?
Did you observe any transients?
What changes can you predict for future observations?
SHEET Learning Experience 7
Plot Observation #3
After carefully observing your study plot, supply the
|Weather Conditions||Temperature of Air||Temperature of Soil||Plants Present||Animals Present||Any Transients|
| ||_______ C||________ C|| || || |
Reread your data from your previous observations. Record any changes that you see in your study plot and the reasons you think those
|Changes I observe...||Suspected Reason for the Change|