Reading: Natural Selection and Evolutionary Rescue of a Species
A reading that shows that climate change can be a selective pressure in natural selection. It explains how the selection of a character that provides an adaptive advantage in a changed environment, leads to theRead more.
Teaching Module: pH Scale, Ocean Chemistry and Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life
A set of hands-on laboratory activities that uses the pH scale to understand the changes in ocean chemistry due to increased carbon dioxide emissions. This module shows that increased ocean acidification has adverse effects onRead more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Ocean Chemistry, Ocean Acidification, and Oyster Growth
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the pH of ocean water, explore the potential effects of climate change on ocean acidification, and understand the possible impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms such as oysters. Students will exploreRead more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Determining Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and the response of shorelines to sea-level change.Read more.
Visualization: The Effects of Sea-level Rise on the Coast of California
An interactive visualization to observe and understand the possible effects of sea-level rise and different storm scenarios on the coast of California.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Glacial Retreat in Glacier National Park
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about glacial retreat and to predict the complete melting of a glacier (specifically, for an example in Glacier National Park).Read more.
Visualization: Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise
An interactive visualization to explore the effects of melting ice sheets and the resulting sea level rise on coastal areas.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Squirrel Species Distribution and Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to examine and analyze squirrel species distribution and habitat data (from the USA) over time, and to interpret the possible relationship between climate change and changes in biodiversity.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Malaria and Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to establish the potential link between the geographic distribution of malaria and increasing temperature caused by climate change.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change and Phenology in Plants (Flowering)
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about phenology and phenological events, and to understand the potential impacts of climate change on periodic life-cycle events in plants, specifically, on the bloom date of North American lilac shrubs.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Survival Skills—Response of Organisms to Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to analyze the distribution of beetle, mammal, and plant species (for datasets from North America) in the past (based on fossil records), determine whether the same species exist today, and compare theRead more.