Trees in the Desert: Using the Principles of Xeriscape

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of how the principles of xeriscape can help residents of Arizona conserve water in landscaping. They will use T-charts and functions to calculate how much water native trees versus non-native trees use.
Author: 
Kathryn Anderson
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment