Sea level rise experiment

Organization(s):Cabrini High School
Student(s):Cayli Estrada and Tricia Cash
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Ann Smart
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Report Type(s):Standard Research Report
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Date Submitted:05/01/2013
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The climate affects our wetlands in many ways. Climate can have control over how much the wetlands are decreased and what plant and animals species can remain. For example, if the climate changes, it will be harder for certain plants to survive in certain climate conditions. It is even harder for animals to adapt to climate changes which could result in them dying off or trying to find a new habitat. This would not benefit the few animal species that do remain in the wetlands because once they have all been hunted, there will be no more left. When climate changes, weather may change, too. If the weather changes too drastically as a result of climate change, the wetlands can be destroyed by too much flooding. If the moisture levels drop due to climate change, it could result in a drought which would leave the wetlands dried up. This could lead to the decrease in the amount of plants that are left in the wetlands; for example, marshes. I realize all of this because of procedures that we have done in class. For example, our sea level rise experiment with ice.



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Your song is very catchy! So a couple of questions for you -

Were you able to figure out what is happening currently in your area by collecting any data? I would be interested to see how your water quality is changing as the oceans rise!

What kinds of data could tell you other ways your area is being impacted?

You definitely have a lot of research possibilities in New Orleans!

Posted on 5/17/13 11:14 PM.

These two students were seniors--their last day of school was April 30--no longer present to answer questions.

Posted on 5/25/13 5:02 PM in reply to Julie Malmberg.

Great original song and video! I'm curious, how did you develop your sea level rise experiment? And did you collect any direct data within your wetlands to study this problem of sea level rise impacting wetlands?

Posted on 5/20/13 7:46 PM.

these two students were seniors--last day of class was April 30--no longer present to respond to posts.

Posted on 5/25/13 5:02 PM in reply to Sarah Tessendorf.