Classroom Activity

In The Ecology of Climate Change, scientists are working in the boreal forests just below the Arctic Circle to understand how climate change is altering the way this biome adds to and takes up carbon from the atmosphere. 

This feature story is an illustration of the process of science. It shows scientists collecting field data that will help them predict how the changing climate is affecting, and responding to, boreal forests and permafrost in Alaska, (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.