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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Investigation into The effects of Shading

Key Stage

Key Stage 4

Summary of Investigation

In this investigation, students use quadrats to sample the changes in species diversity and abiotic factors along a line transect from a shaded area of grassland into an open field. They use this information to consider the wider problem of the management of areas for biodiversity in times of drought whilst considering specific plant adaptations.

Resource Information

Lesson Plan
Ecology Vocabulary Worksheet
Ecology Vocabulary Worksheet (Teachers)
How to Sample worksheet
How to Sample worksheet (Teacher)
Risks Worksheet
Results recording sheet
Evaluation worksheet