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      Strategies: Advanced Work

      The following activities are suggestions for working with students who are ready for advanced work. We hope that the activities spark ideas and conversations among teachers about useful classroom strategies that can supplement existing curriculum.

      Defining Drought

      Students are expected to summarize the relationship between the climatic zone and the resultant biomes, and explain climate and weather patterns associated with certain geographic locations and features (Earth and Space Sciences, Benchmark B). Click here* for a lesson that addresses this benchmark in which students describe the weather patterns associated with drought and resultant effects on ecosystems. Students will also describe ways human activities, including dam building, deforestation and irrigation, can alter the water cycle (Earth and Space Sciences, Benchmark D) and assess the benefits and risks of these activities (Science and Technology, Benchmark A).

      *This link contains resources or information that may be useful. These resources were not written to align specifically to Ohio's Academic Content Standards. The inclusion of a specific resource is not an endorsement of that particular resource, or any of its contents, by the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers are advised to preview all sites before using them with students.

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