Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans

Adaptations

Animal Adaptations to the Desert – Reptiles
Animal Adaptations to the Desert – Insects
Resource Allocation by Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Roots of Desert Plants
Leaf Transpiration
Leaf Orientation
Plant Adaptation to the Desert

 

Physical Factors

Soil Characteristics
Abiotic Compontents of a Freshwater System

 

Decomposition

Decomposition

 

Biodiversity

Aquatic Insect Diversity
Insect Diversity

 

Herbivory

Plant Defenses
Predation of Seeds by Ants

 

Competition

Herbivory
Plant Competition
Community Development

 

Resource Acquisition

Attract a Fish Activity
Factors that Attract Hummingbirds
Isopod Behavior

 

Tutorials and Information

The Inquiry Process
Scientific Method
Basic Statistics
Data Presentation
Ecology Definitions
Basic Field Equipment and Techniques
Desert Patterns

 

Links

Arboretum at Flagstaff
Arizona Science Center
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
Environmental Education Exchange
Maricopa Audubon Society
Phoenix Zoo
Water Resources Research Center
The Electronic Naturalist
EE-Link
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
Globe Program
Exploring the Environment
National Science Teachers Association
Science a Go Go
Ask a Biologist
The Biology Project
National Wildlife Federation
Planet Diary
Learner Online Exhibits Collection
USGS Education and Outreach
Give Water a Hand
Cornell University’s Composting in Schools
EPA’s Recycle City
The Imagination Factory
Environmental Explorers’ Club
Backyard Nature