Eyewitnesses to Change

Smithsonian - Natural Museum of Natural History

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In this activity students explore recent changes in the Arctic's climate that have been observed and documented by indigenous Arctic residents. Students watch a video, take notes, and create a concept map. Students also examine and graph historical weather data and indigenous data for an Arctic community. Students explain why natives are critical observers.

Subject: Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Policy:Environmental Economics, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Soils, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:NGSS, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Soil, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science