Earth Partnership for Schools
RESTORATION-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM
How Much Does a Prairie Weigh?: Investigating plant biomass in a prairie
What's in the Seed Bank?: What kinds and numbers of seeds are stored in prairie soil?
See What Transpires: How do environmental factors affect plant transpiration rates?
Microcompetition: What soil conditions give prairie plants a competitive advantage over weedy plants?
Leaf Me Alone--I'm Tough: Constructing a Leaf Toughness Meter to determine the physical toughness of leaves from a variety of habitats.
Spring Fever: How is the onset of spring growth in a prairie related to air and soil temperatures?
Pollination Examination: How does a pollinator forage for nectar?
Sprouting HypotheSeeds: Learning how to ask questions and formulate hypotheses.
Prairie Fire Study: Investigating soil and air temperatures during a prairie burn.
Lupine Germination Experiment: How do seed age, ripeness, and exposure to fire affect dormancy and germination?
Biodiversity Studies: How does the biodiversity of a prairie compare with a lawn or other ecosystem?
What Does a Seed Need?: Determining germination requirements for a wide range of prairie species.