Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
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Middle School: 4 Disciplinary Core Ideas
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
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- This short video is an excellent introduction to phenology in general, as well as when taking a regional focus or when considering seasonal and longer term changes.
- It is also an introduction to the value of taking careful observational data and of citizen science.
- While focused on Wisconsin and a terrific example of regional perspectives on changing climate, many of the principles discussed in the video and text are universal.
About the Science
- Ninty-three year old Nina Leopold Bradley, daughter to Aldo Leopold, narrates this short, introductory video on the importance and relevance of seasonal observations for phenology.
- Comments from expert scientist: This is a resource with a potentially high impact. The beautiful and very professional short movies are apt to attain the attention even to younger students. My only major concern is that, compared to the few other resources I reviewed so far, the amount of facts (data as a table, graph, or map) presented within the resource itself is rather limited.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 4
MS-LS2.A1:Organisms, and populations of organisms, are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving factors.
MS-LS2.C1:Ecosystems are dynamic in nature; their characteristics can vary over time. Disruptions to any physical or biological component of an ecosystem can lead to shifts in all its populations.
MS-LS2.C2:Biodiversity describes the variety of species found in Earth’s terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems. The completeness or integrity of an ecosystem’s biodiversity is often used as a measure of its health
MS-LS4.D1:Changes in biodiversity can influence humans’ resources, such as food, energy, and medicines, as well as ecosystem services that humans rely on—for example, water purification and recycling.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-LS2.C2:Moreover, anthropogenic changes (induced by human activity) in the environment—including habitat destruction, pollution, introduction of invasive species, overexploitation, and climate change—can disrupt an ecosystem and threaten the survival of some species.
HS-LS4.D2:Biodiversity is increased by the formation of new species (speciation) and decreased by the loss of species (extinction).