Pollen and Climate Change

In this activity, students study the relationship between changing climate conditions and the distribution of plants across North America, using a unique tool called the Pollen Viewer. This tool allows the user to animate the retreat of the North American glacier and the migration of plant species during the waning period of the most recent Ice Age.

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John Pickle
Becca Kranz
Katharina Frazier
TERC
Activity takes 2-3 hours.

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Familiarity with Excel is needed.

Requires internet connection and ability to download software and images.

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