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This Activity builds on the following concepts of Climate Literacy.
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- Review the learning outcomes for this lesson and decide where it could naturally fit into a course.
- The authors layout a clear pathway for implementation of this lesson, and it could be flexibly integrated into any undergraduate biology, ecology, or environmental science course.
About the Science
- This lesson delves into the underlying factors that contribute to pandemics, including habitat destruction and climate change shifts in biodiversity as causes for zoonotic transmission of infectious diseases.
- Students are presented with scholarly research to form the background needed before they research shifts in species over time.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Although this lesson lacks assessment strategies and explicitly shows student engagement as the driver of learning, the content of the lesson will engage students.
- The resource is supported by: a step by step user guide, learning outcomes, questions/assignments, and more.
- The teachers should familiarize themselves with the activity (this will take some time downloading content, etc).
- The lesson is clearly outlined in a step-by-step user guide, that uses a series of three increasingly complex readings to introduce the topic and provides substantive background for completing the big data analysis activity.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- The embedded data analysis activity requires students to query a data portal which may appear to be challenging, but a step-by-step guide is provided for doing so.