Background Resources

Background Resources

Here are some additional resources about global climate change for you and your students.

Simulating Climate Change Research in Grasslands is a Science NetLinks 9-12 lesson. The emphasis in this lesson is on predicted increase in precipitation (increasing amounts of water) on overall plant growth.

Plant Ecology. Gibson, J.P. & T.R. Gibson. 2006. Chelsea House, New York.

Species Interactions Reverse Grassland Responses to Changing Climate, by K.B. Suttle, Meredith A. Thomsen, and Mary E. Power. Science 2 February 2007 315: 640-642 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1136401]

Reflections On: Our Planet and Its Life, Origins, and Futures, by James J. McCarthy (AAAS President, 2009). Science 18 December 2009 326: 1646-1655 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1184937]

Arctic Lights Arctic Nights. Debbie Miller. 2003. Walker Books for Young Readers, New York

Being Caribou: Five months on foot with a caribou herd. Karsten Heuer. 2005. Mountaineers Books, Seattle

The prairie builders: reconstructing America’s lost grasslands. Collard, S. B., III. 2005. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

Forecast Earth: the story of climate scientist Inez Fung. Skelton, R. 2005. Joseph Henry Press, Washington D.C.

This teacher sheet is a part of the Grasslands and Climate Change lesson.

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