Students will create animals that have adaptations that would enable them to survive in environments that evolve after they have learned about Classification and the Animal Kingdom.
Google Expeditions is an excellent app for giving students a virtual reality experience, allowing students to visit and experience new places and locations. This activity takes students on a virtual field trip through six different ecosystems. This resource was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER Grant.
This link has a teacher guide, 3 student graphing activity sheets, rubric and a complete description of the activities related to climate change and invasive species.
The winter severity index (WSI) is a measurement to help gauge the effects of the winter weather on
deer survival. The index was developed in the early 1970’s and is calculated by adding the number of
days with 18 inches or more of snow on the ground to the number of days when the minimum
temperatures were 0◦
F or below. In general, the severity of the winter is based on the total number of
points accumulated over the collection period. A winter with an index of less than 50 is considered mild,
50 to 79 is moderate, 80 to 99 is severe, and over 100 is very severe.