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Database Provider

Author

National Park Service

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology

Resource Type

  • Videos, 5 minutes, 28 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - West, Montana

Format

YouTube Video

Warming Up to Adaptation: Glacier National Park

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Synopsis
  • This video from the National Park Service features scientists in Glacier National Park relocating bull trout from one habitat to another due to increasing temperatures and invasive species. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The video is engaging and credible because it interviews scientists doing their work in the field.
  • The video explains a lot of the scientific terms that are used.
  • This is a great example of the scientific method and testing hypotheses.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be an ad before the video.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of habitats and endangered species.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
With the changing climate, this video accounts for the impact of warming temperatures on bull trout, a common fish species in Glacier National Park. Grace Lake and Logging Lake are used a case-study as the video experiments conservation introduction. Notably, this technique is suitable for students to learn and develop their skills in ecology, marine biology, and conservation. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • 7.LS2.4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
      • HS.LS2.6 Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • HS.LS4.5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
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