The Effect of Snowpack and Connectivity of on Pikas
Summary: This engaging, interactive classroom activity helps students understand how snow pack, climate change and habitat connectivity can impact the American pika.
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Colorado Standards Addressed:
2.1.Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species
2.1.Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency
3.2. Earth has a variety of climates defined by average temperature, precipitation, humidity, air pressure, and wind that have changed over time in a particular location.
2.2.The size and persistence of populations depend on their interactions with each other and on the abiotic factors in an ecosystem.