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  • Vertebrate Declines and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Vertebrate Declines and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that measured species population declines on a global scale. These declines may be a part of Earth’s next mass extinction.

  • Microbial Community Response to an Oil Spill

    Microbial Community Response to an Oil Spill

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that monitored the microbial community before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

    Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated whether periwinkle snails contribute to salt marsh die-offs.

  • Tracking Global Changes in Forest Cover

    Tracking Global Changes in Forest Cover

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated annual global losses in forests over time.

  • Dead Zones in Coastal Ecosystems

    Dead Zones in Coastal Ecosystems

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on low-oxygen areas in the ocean called dead zones.

  • Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a figure showing the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration from 1958 to 2016.

  • Coral Reefs and Global Warming

    Coral Reefs and Global Warming

    Lessons

    This activity allows students to use authentic scientific data to make claims about the threat of coral bleaching for reefs around the world.