Early Warning Signs
Case study filler.jpg Title: Global Warming: Early Warning Signs Grade Level: High school Source: Union of Concerned Scientists The featured curriculum is part 4 of a 4-part series exploring the different impacts of climate change. This section focuses on climate change and ecosystems. The goal is to have students research the interdependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those interdependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.…
Blooming Thermometers
Blooming thermometers.jpg http://www.squidoo.com/cherry-blossom-pictures Title: Blooming Thermometers Grade Level: Middle School Source: National Center for Atmospheric Research This activity is part of an NCAR series on climate change over time, and the Little Ice Age. It serves as an introduction to phenology, and an inderstanding of how cultural events are tied to seasonal changes. After creating a list of seasonal natural phenomena,…
Budburst Protocol
1125094-PPT.jpg http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=1125094 Title: Budburst Protocol Grade Level: All Source: GLOBE Students identify one or more trees at a designated site, recording what the dominant species is, and flagging or taping the selected trees. Students observe the trees starting two weeks before expected budburst (based on past data, if available), and increase the frequency of checks to daily once the buds appear to be swelling. Full Summary
Case study filler.jpg Title: Global Warming: Early Warning Signs Grade Level: High school Source: Union of Concerned Scientists The featured curriculum is part 4 of a 4-part series exploring the different impacts of climate change. This section focuses on climate change and ecosystems. The goal is to have students research the interdependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those interdependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.…