Lesson Title and Description
Students learn through first hand observation of specially selected plants in the native habitat garden how native plants have adapted to different climates, topographical and geological conditions and how adaptations and the biodiversity of plants and animals relate to each other.
Alignment with California State Standards
Next Generation Science Performance Expectations:
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Science & Engineering Practices:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: