This activity enables students to determine how biodiversity may be influenced by climate change. They will learn about changes in the distribution and habitat of squirrels over time, and will discuss climate change as a potential cause of changes in biodiversity.

About the Tool

Tool Name What do Squirrels know about Climate Change?
Discipline Biological Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Biodiversity, Animal Diversity, Evolution and Behavior, Species and Speciation, Ecology, Populations, Zoogeography
Climate Topic Climate and the Biosphere
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location North America
USA
Language English
Translation
Developed by Beth Norman, Allan Ashworth, and Russell W. Graham
Hosted at Teach the Earth, Science Education Research Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Link https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/paleoclim_activity_ideas/squirrels.html
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic