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Analyzing Patterns in Climate Change Kit

Item # 331160 Online Only This product is not available in our print catalog. Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Analyze tree ring data to collect indirect evidence about how the climate of a region has changed over time.
  • In addition to earth science, these materials can be used in a high school biology course.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 15 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.



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Analyze tree ring data to collect indirect evidence about how the climate of a region has changed over time. In this series of 3 investigations, students identify patterns and differences in tree rings, compare climate data with tree formation, analyze data from tree rings in an area, and construct an argument about what is happening with the climate in the region.

Curriculum Connection
While designed for a stand-alone earth science course, this series of activities could be incorporated into a high school biology course.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 30 minutes. Completing the activities, approximately 1 week (145 minutes).

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectation(s)
HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth's systems.

Crosscutting Concepts
Stability and Change

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

Science and Engineering Practices
Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should be familiar with the differences between weather and climate.

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Components Qty Included?
Tree Core Mats Sets 3 Included
Tree Cross Section Slices 15 Included
Skeleton Plot Grids (5 per sheet) 50 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Ruler Needed, Not Included
Hand Lens Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Stereomicroscope Needed, Not Included
Camera or Cell Phone Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Transparent Tape Needed, Not Included
Poster Materials Needed, Not Included
Sandpaper, 800 grit Needed, Not Included
Mineral Oil Needed, Not Included