This resource explores the benefits of trees in regulating the water cycle, filtering pollutants from water sources, groundwater and run-offs, and regulating indoor air temperature if planted in an appropriate building orientation. There is no contradiction; thus, this resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
8.SL.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.
ESS2: Earth's Systems
HS.ESS2.5 Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
7.LS1.6 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS.LS2.5 Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.