Title: Eavesdropping Plants
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how some plants eavesdrop on their neighbors to find out how they re doing. To catch up on the latest gossip, all we humans have to do is pick up the phone. But researchers have found that in nature, news often travels by way of chemicals carried on the wind. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] BOT (9-12) 8: Describe plant responses to various stimuli.
Title: Weather and Agriculture
In this Xpeditions lesson, students research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They pretend that they've just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms succeed.
Standard(s): [S1] GEL (9-12) 9: Describe the movement and storage of water in terms of watersheds, rainfall, surface runoff, aquifers, and surface water reservoirs.