Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems

In this activity, students learn about how climate change is affecting the Arctic ecosystem and then investigate how this change is impacting polar bear populations. Students analyze maps of Arctic sea ice, temperature graphs, and polar bear population data to answer questions about the impact of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem.

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Project Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change
Purdue University
Activity will take about two 45-minute class periods.

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The activity is nicely organized and has an attractive format that will engage students.

The educator must open separate windows for educator guide, concept map and PowerPoint slides at http://iclimate.org/ccc.

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