Students will understand the following:
1. Even a small area of land can offer wide biodiversity in plant life; that is, an ecosystem is composed of many different organisms.
2. Each species of plant has its own name.
3. Each ecosystem will contain evidence of diversity within each species.
For this lesson, you will need:
� Access to an unmanaged part of the school grounds or of a local park
� Plastic bags for carrying leaf specimens
� Field guide to leaves