95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Soil in wetlands lack oxygen, making the soil appear darker. Because of the lack of oxygen, plant matter doesnâ€™t break down as fast.
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Types of Wetlands (PDF, 18Kb)
Wetlands in Danger (PDF, 44Kb)
Wetlands Water Chemistry (PDF, 36Kb)
Project Rubric (PDF, 7Kb)
Objective A1 – Natural Water Observation (PDF, 20Kb)
Objective A2 – Natural Water Observation Rubric (PDF, 18Kb)
Objective B1 – Discussion of Classification Schemes (PDF, 21Kb)
Objective B2 – Discussion of Classification Schemes Rubric (PDF, 22Kb)
ObjectiveC1 – Testing Water For Phosphate (PDF, 22Kb)
ObjectiveC2 – Testing Water For Phosphate Rubric (PDF, 21Kb)
ObjectiveD1 – Putting it all Together (PDF, 19Kb)
ObjectiveD2 – Putting it all Together Rubric (PDF, 21Kb)