Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula

In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate environmental changes in the living and nonliving resources of Antarctic peninsula and the impact of these changes on AdÃlie penguin communities. The activity stresses the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations.

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Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee Jr.
M.U. Ohio and Seen in The NSTA Science Teacher magazine

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Consult text for several different strategies for shortening this lesson

Additional format for lesson available at NSTA Science Teacher Magazine 2007.

To supplement the Adélie penguin data set in the lesson, educator could add http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/adeliepenguins video.

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