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Detailed information is provided in activity description/assignment and an example lab handout that assisted students in conducting their research. Initial guidelines given to students: Choose a location (where you are from, a place that is of interest to you) and investigate how projected changes in climate will affect that area. What are the expected changes in temperature, precipitation, storms, droughts, sea level, seasonality, etc? How will this affect the habitat of the area (for humans, animals, and plants)? How will this affect the local economy? What actions can the people that live in this area take to lessen the impacts of changing climate? Students write a scientific style paper on their findings, and present their research to the class in ~10 minute oral presentations (alternatively a poster session could be used).

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Climate Change,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Impacts of climate change,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Global change modeling,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110918210406638T

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    English

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