This activity allows students to learn about phenology in plants and animals and to explore how climate change may influence phenological events. Students will use phenology data on flowering patterns to create graphs and will then interpret and discuss their findings.

About the Tool

Tool Name Why fly south? How climate change alters the phenology of plants and animals
Discipline Biological Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Phenology, Phenological Events, Plant and Animal Life Cycle Events, Flowering of Plants, Migration of Birds
Climate Topic Climate and the Biosphere
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School
Location North America
Language English
Developed by GK-12 Fellows Liz Schultheis and Dustin Kincaid
Hosted at W. K. Biological Station, Michigan State University
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate