Arizona Science Center: Bark Beetles and Rainfall
Curriculum materials support teachers involving students in data analysis, investigating how rainfall and temperature relate to bark beetle outbreaks.
As part of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) Citizen Science initiative, Arizona Science Center and partnering institutions have developed statewide curriculum materials about climate change and bark beetle infestations. Using real data, students explore trends in temperature and rainfall, and how those trends relate to bark beetle outbreaks. Optional activities include participation in BudBurst or National Phenology Network projects.
Topic - climate change, temperature, rainfall, bark beetles
Audience - public, students, families
Location - Arizona
Goals - education, data analysis, state standards