John Muir, well-known author and naturalist, once wrote, “Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.” But what did he mean?
Your challenge is to pick a vertebrate animal living in a tropical rainforest and draw/illustrate/predict how it may look in the future due to long term effects of climate change (think thousands of years … or more!).
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Last time we put a Polar Bear in the desert and we still feel bad about that, but there’s a lot more going on in ecosystems than just temperature.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of abiotic and biotic factors surrounding rivers as well as the unique animals that can be found in various river habitats such as Alligator Gar, Asian Small Clawed Otters, Amazon River Dolphins and more.
In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina shows us the effects that climate change can have and how one small change in an ecosystem can throw everything off.
Learn about rats’ origin story, the difference between a rat and a mouse, where they live, their preferred “food dialects,” and how to (hopefully humanely) keep one out of your house — or car? Might as well start to love and respect them, because we’re not-too-distantly related and one day… they may be steering the ship.
Have you ever heard of the Peppered Moth? It’s a great example of how living things can change because their environment has changed.
Whale carcasses — known as “whale falls” — become an energy-rich habitat, drawing a wide variety of organisms from across the deep sea to feast. Whale falls become ecosystems unto themselves.
In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about ecosystems and how one small change can lead to a cascade effect in the entire ecosystem.