How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function (in this case abiotic factors).
Curriculum Materials, Video
Can an urban waterway reclaim its historical ecological health?
Impacts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 report.
In cities like Atlanta, the high concentration of buildings, roads, and other artificial surface areas retain heat, making urban environments up to 10° C (18° F) warmer than rural areas.
This exercise should familiarize the students with the graphic organizers.
Light reflected off cars, buildings, and roads can derail wildlife.
Discuss biotic and abiotic factors in the context of salt and the Baltimore streams.
What do our conclusions about Baltimore mean for our local water supply?
Using data to make conclusions about Baltimore’s water supply and road salt.
Discuss the importance of adding benchmarks and population densities to the graphs.