Information about Diversity
Materials you will need: the same materials that you used in the "Plant Survey" activity.
Procedure to follow:
1. This activity is similar to the "Plant
Survey" and "Animal Survey" activities
You will count the plants and animals in the same 10 x 10 meter square area
that you used in the "Plant Survey" activity.
The data that you collect this time will be different.
This time you will:
* Count how many different species of plants live in the 10 x 10 meter area.
* Count how many different species of animals live in the 10 x 10 meter area.
For Plants -
You count 2 pine trees, 3 palmetto palms, one type of grass.
For Animals -
You count three types of ants, one kind of butterfly, one mockingbird.
According to the example data above,
your measured area has 3 different species of plants and 5 different species of animals.
Record all data