Diving into Long Term Ecological Research
This project will introduce students to the Long Term Ecological Sites (LTER) https://lternet.edu. This project is very open ended, so teachers can allocate as much class time as their students need. After exploring the various sites during a class period, students will choose a specific site and create a research question to explore based on the data available at that site. During one or more class periods, students will download data sets from their site and create graphs to help test their hypothesis. The final product will be a scientific poster that students will share with their peers. The teacher can decide how much class time to allocate to poster creation and presentation. The poster will include their research, as well as its connection to the global ecology.
Authors: Beth Marass, Jayne Ricciardi; EARTH 2016