How Do Small Changes Make Big Impacts on Ecosystems?

(Part 2) [v3.0]

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SYNOPSIS

In this second part of a two-part high school ecosystems unit, students investigate the claim that planting trees can help combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and storing carbon in wood. Students’ questions about where and how trees do this, sparks a series of investigations to pursue to track down where the carbon is going as it moves into and through different tissues in the tree (leaves, wood, and roots) that help students develop a model for how matter transformations and energy flow occurs in organisms and ecosystems.


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This unit is part of the The inquiry hub (ihub) biology curriculum, a full-year high school biology course anchored in phenomena and aligned to NGSS.