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plant adaption to bushfires

Postby helenlucyrees » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:34 am

Any ideas for a safe, hands on investigation i can conduct with students in a 5/6 composite class in a classroom setting involving plant adaption to bushfires?

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Re: plant adaption to bushfires

Postby FRickels » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:40 pm

Hi helenlucyrees!

Apologies for the late reply, this sounds like a very interesting experiment! I found a research project with a similar topic and I think it could be modified to fit your class' age group. http://www.tropical-biology.org/wp-cont ... ni2011.pdf

An idea based off the report might be that you could take data of the thickness of tree barks from areas which commonly have bush fires and have the kids compare it to trees in areas where bush fires aren't as common in a graph, for example. I'm not sure how to make this a hands-on experiment unless you can get actual tree bark samples.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!


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