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Investigating Global Connections


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Investigating Global Connections

In this online interactive, learners investigate changes in the environment at various locations across the United States. Investigations of an Alaskan coastal community, the Pika, coral reef habitat, the American goldfinch, glacier ice melt, and the pine beetle lead learners to discover that our climate is changing.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet access

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Geochemical Cycles
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
      • Atmosphere
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Energy Flow and Chemical Cycles
      • Biodiversity
      • Human Impact
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Rate
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • States of Matter
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations
    • Science as a Career
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, National Park Service,

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