MEECS Climate Change l Mixed Pine Ecosystems of Michigan: Video Lesson 7
Through an interactive examination of a case study, students answer the essential question: How do species adapt to climate change? (This video lesson highlights Extension activity 2 from lesson 10 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)
Through an interactive examination of a case study (USDA Western Great Lakes projection), students will model the current and projected effects of climate change on a Michigan ecosystem. Students answer the essential question: How do species adapt to climate change? (This video lesson highlights Extension activity 2 from lesson 10 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)
To view the activity featured in the above video, click on Video Lesson Seven Supplement below. This activity meets the following standards:
Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations:
Explain how stability is challenged by changing physical, chemical, and environmental conditions as well as the presence of disease agents. B2.3C
HS Earth Science:
Based on evidence of observable changes in recent history and climate change models, explain the consequences of warmer oceans and changing climatic zones. E5.4D
Michigan K-12 Science Standards:
Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem. HS-LS2-6
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