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Surviving in a Changing Climate

Grade level: 3-5

Subject: Science, math, environmental education

Other important student characteristics: n/a

Learning goal(s): Understand how the climate conditions favor survival of certain species, and that change in climate can affect chances for survival

Assessment: (how will students demonstrate that they've met the learning goals?): By describing how changes in the hospitability of the climate changes the populations levels in the simulated ecosystem.

What will students do during the activity? Use, modify or create? Use with adjustments in parameters, possibly modify underlying blocks if time and interest allow.

Describe how the activity will enable students to meet the learning goals and prepare them for the assessment: By re-running the simulation with different parameters in the climate slider, different results will be obtained. All students should be able to articulate the impact of changed values in the slider; more advanced students should identify the threshold beyond which a species can't survive.

How long will the activity take? Core experience is 1 class period (30-40 minutes). Extensions vary depending on depth of the project.

Project link: Surviving in a Changing Climate


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Great visual for ecco-systems

eabarron 10 years, 10 months ago

I'm looking forward to seeing the rules of your simulation.

whuangpha 10 years, 10 months ago

Nice job. Love the presentation. Sorry about the otters.

char 10 years, 10 months ago

also, great formatting of text. easy to read

whuangpha 10 years, 10 months ago


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