Changes in Environmental Conditions

Students view and think about images and information in a PowerPoint presentation to address the question: What are some current examples of changes in environmental conditions that cause problems for plants and animals? The examples used in this lesson relate to recent and specific situations with which many students should be familiar, or which they can observe today. The purpose of these examples is to show that changes in environmental conditions may stem from natural causes or human actions, or a combination of the two. Changed environmental conditions may cause the decrease in some populations of plants and animals, particularly those endemic to Hawai‘i, but can also bring about increases which are detrimental to the natural state of the ecosystem.

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