Each question is worth 10 points. So, each assignment is worth up to 50 points. Write your answers on a paper and turn them in before the end of Monday.
Read the article, "Stalking Plants by Scent." Then, answer these questions:
- When the dodder first sprouts, how long can it survive without finding food?
- How did scientists test the idea that the dodder can smell?
- Why doesn't the dodder grow toward wheat plants?
- How can this research help farmers?
- What is the adaptation that makes dodders unique compared to other species of plants?
Read the article, "Animal Buddies," at this link. Then, write down the answers to the following questions, and bring your work to class.
- How did the animals become friends?
- How did the scientists test whether the animals were truly friends?
- What was different about the friendship formed by these animals and animal friendships scientists knew about before this research?
- Why is friendship important for the baboons?
- If you could ask the researchers one question about their research, what would you ask?