Beetles, Mammals, and Plants: Is Climate Driving Range Shifts Since the Last Glacial Maximum

In this exercise, students will learn how organisms responded to the change in climate since the last glacial maximum (LGM) in North America. Using the Neotoma database and ArcGIS Online, students will create taxon modern distribution maps for the species of beetles, mammals, and plants found at the Conklin Quarry fossil site in eastern Iowa. By comparing the modern species ranges of these taxa, students will interpret what the environment may have been like in eastern Iowa during the LGM.

Interactive Energy and Climate Simulation : Game

Interactive Energy and Climate Simulation 

The game allows a student to explore scenarios of future energy demand, to allocate energy sources to meet projected demands and to observe the consequences on temperature and carbon emission levels.

This game can be used as an aid to teach topics such as Socio-economic Studies, and Energy, Economics and Climate Change.

Climate Change and Glaciers

Glaciers 

glacier  is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

This tool can be used as a visualization aid to teach topics such as Glaciers; Snowfall;
Impact of Temperature and Precipitation on Glacial Mass; Equilibrium Line; Accumulation; Ablation; Glacial Budget; Glacier Length; Glacial Advance; Glacial Retreat; Climatic Conditions for Glacial Advance, Glacial Retreat and Glacial Equilibrium.

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