This Changing Planet: Withering Plants - Stressing Over Lost Water lesson plan also includes:
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Expectant earth scientists examine the bottom side of a leaf and learn the role of the stomata. They consider the gas exchange that occurs through these structures and relate how the climate is changing to its impact on food crops. This lesson could be incorporated into a study on climate change or in a biology class that is studying transpiration in plants. A link to a useful video is included in addition to a worksheet with thought-provoking questions, extension ideas, and abundant background information.