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GLOBE and Natural Inquirer Crosswalk—Studying Hummingbirds to Understand Ecosystem and Seasonal Changes
Our names are Julia Gero and Elizabeth Herman; we are students at the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia. Julia is a Childhood Education major with a concentration in English. Elizabeth is a Childhood Inclusive Education Major with a Social Science Concentration. The topic that we chose to focus on is the black-chinned hummingbird nesting in response to forest treatments. Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) The Natural Inquirer article on black-chinned hummingbirds nesting in response to forest ...
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Posted in: Investigation Areas: RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS BIOSPHERE Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5
GLOBE’s Earth as a System investigation area cultivates students’ awareness of an intricate web of global connections. Similar to real world scientists, students explore life science concepts, learning that “ organisms can only survive where their needs are met. ” The Earth as a System investigation area encourages students to observe patterns and connections, such as through phenology. Phenology is the study of how living organisms respond to seasonal changes in their environment. Only through observing and measuring can we notice if changes are occurring and how they occur. ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE Investigation Areas: EARTH AS A SYSTEM RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS