A Warmer World for Arctic Animals
KQED , Teachers' Domain
Video length 3:01 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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- Inclusion of a food web diagram would enhance understanding.
- Teachers of younger students may wish to introduce the more advanced vocabulary.
About the Science
- As apex predators, polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes, and beluga whales are all affected by changes in the Arctic food web as a result of climate change.
- Missing a food web diagram that could explain the effect of changes in predator populations.
Comments from expert scientist:
- Gives many facts on the negative effects of climate change for animals in the arctic: warmer temperatures means retreat of ice earlier, risk of drowning, changes in hunting patterns, forced to swim longer distances to find food, vulnerability to predators, new competition between species, food source changes
About the Pedagogy
- Supplemental materials, including lesson plans, educator guide, background articles, a student workbook, and a curriculum guide are available directly below the video.