Increasing air temperatures in the last 50 years have dramatically altered the Antarctic Peninsula ecosystem. In this interdisciplinary inquiry, learners use a cooperative approach to investigate changes in the living and nonliving resources of the Peninsula. The activity stresses the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations.

This free selection includes the Table of Contents and the following sections: How To Use This Book; Climate Change Case Studies (Chapters 5—10): Their focus, use, and Curriculum Connections, and About the Authors. As a special bonus, Chapter 1, entitled Climate and Life, is also included.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 11/1/2008Stock # PB225X_5

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