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What makes a cranberry bog an ecosystem?

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The purpose of the lesson is to help students become familiar with cranberry bogs. Students begin by examining the cranberry bog as a whole. Students then identify and categorize the integral parts of the bog, as well as the surrounding environment.

The lesson begins as the student is presented with a set of images of cranberry bogs. Upland with vegetation is visible. In some of the images it is autumn and harvesting time is underway. The bogs are being harvested differently; one is being dry harvested while the other is being wet harvested. The set of images also includes; humans at work; machinery and tools in use; cranberries still attached - and separated from - the vines; animals, clues about the season; and buildings.