Diversity 

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 example:
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



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