. Climate Change: A Wisconsin Activity Guide. Wisconsin DNR. Grades 7-12. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/teacher/Climateguide/PDF/03-4245-phenology.pdf
. This section of the Activity Guide provides an activity and worksheets to help students understand the methods of phonological data collection and how these methods can help us better understand climate change. The Leopold Legacy: Phenology of Plants and Birds
. Paradise Lost. Grades 6-12. http://paradiselost2.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/the-leopold-legacy-phenology-of-plants-and-birds/
. In this activity, students work in small groups to examine a set of data that includes 23 phenological events, and then share their findings with the rest of the class. They will look at 3 major “themes” within the data: 1) changes in plant phenology, 2) changes in bird phenology, and 3) relationships among events. Ecosystem Relationships.
Climate Change: A Wisconsin Activity Guide. Wisconsin DNR. Grades 7-12. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/teacher/Climateguide/PDF/03-4650-relationship.pdf
. This section of the Activity Guide provides an activity and worksheets to help students understand that the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem are intricately linked to one another. It also helps students understand how climate change will impact Wisconsin. Climate Change in Ecosystems
. Your Climate, Your Future by World Wildlife Federation. Grades 9-12. http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/Climate%20Change/Climate%20Cirriculum/WWFBinaryitem5968.pdf
. Research the interdependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those interdependencies and the ecosystem as a whole. March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildlife Migration
. My NASA Data Lesson Plans. Grades 6-12. http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/preview_lesson.php?&passid=90
. Students use NASA satellite data to study changes in temperature and snow-ice coverage in the South Beaufort Sea, Alaska. They will then correlate the data with USGS ground tracking of polar bears and relate their findings to global change, sea ice changes, and polar bear migration and survival. Global Warming Webquest
. Marian Koshland Science Museum – National Academy of Science. Grades 6-12. http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/teachers/wq-gw-gd001.jsp
. In this Webquest activity, students assume roles of scientist, business leader, or policy maker. The students then collaborate as part of a climate action team and learn how society and the environment might be impacted by global warming. They explore the decision making process regarding issues of climate change, energy use, and available policy options. Student teams investigate how and why climate is changing and how humans may have contributed to these changes. Upon completion of their individual tasks, student teams present their findings and make recommendations that address the situation. Changes Ahoof: Could Climate Change Affect Arctic Caribou
. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Grades 6-8. http://forces.si.edu/arctic/pdf/ACT%205_CHANGES%20AHOOF.pdf
. Students run a simplified computer model to explore how climate conditions can affect caribou, the most abundant grazing animal in the Arctic.