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Mayan Planting Techniques

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Mayan Planting Techniques
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    individual, organism, reproduce, covering, nitrogen, population, successful, provided, competition, niche, advantage, drying, occupy, likely, support, role
     content words:    Native Americans


Mayan Planting Techniques
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Competition occurs whenever more than one individual or population tries to make use of the same resources. Because resources such as food, water, and space are limited, there is not enough for every individual. Only those individuals able to get the resources they need will survive. Plants constantly compete with each other for light, water, and nutrients in the soil. Any plant that is more successful in meeting its needs is likely to survive and reproduce. Plants have a large number of adaptations that help them meet their needs.
 
2     One way organisms reduce competition for food and other resources is to occupy a specific niche within a habitat. A niche is the special role an organism plays within its habitat. Different species may share the same habitat, but no two can have exactly the same niche. For example, deer, rabbits, and squirrels may live in the same leafy forest. Deer browse higher up on trees .....
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