Ecosystem Effects Of Termite Mounds

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This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how termite mounds can enhance an ecosystem’s resilience to drought. There is an associated news story for students to read and match with the research data. The article contains educator and student handouts.

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At the bottom of the page, you can also find educator materials, student handouts, and a Google Drive folder containing a student guide and a Spanish translation.


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1 review for Ecosystem Effects Of Termite Mounds

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    We really like the reading that comes with this data exercise. It’s engaging, and helps students understand the context for this info. It also shows how scientists can have differing opinions about what’s causing a phenomenon, and can work amicably together.
    Having said that, it’s a pretty complex graph, and students may struggle to answer the discussion questions. A bit more scaffolding would be helpful.

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