The chaparral is a very dry area with frequent droughts and fires. You might think these harsh conditions would make the chaparral an unlikely place for plants and animals to live. But, in fact, many have successfully adapted to life there.
Predict how the chaparral will continue to change. How will it look in a year? How might a drought affect the chaparral environment? You will need to research the chaparral. Here are some questions to guide you:
What is the climate like in the chaparral?
What plants and animals live in the chaparral?
What conditions do chaparral plants need to survive?
What happens in the chaparral during different seasons?
How does drought affect the chaparral?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. Or research the chaparral at the library. When you are ready, go on to steps 3 and 4.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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