Grades 68. Students answer the question, "How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there?" They investigate how palm oil production is endangering orangutans and try to design an oil palm farm that supports both orangutans and farmers. Carolina Certified Version. For additional program information and pricing, complete this form or contact your sales representative.
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Grades 68. During this unit students work to answer the question, "How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there?" Headlines about orangutans and how palm oil, an ingredient in chocolate, may be harming them kicks off this unit. Students use modeling and other tools to investigate the palm oil problem. Using what they�ve learned, students then try to design an oil palm farm that supports both orangutan populations and local farmers.
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