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Title: Camouflage and Climate Change
Description: Many animals have adapted to survive in a particular habitat/biome. The snowshoe hare is a prime example. It turns white in the winter to blend in with the snow. The recent changes in climate in the area in which they live are jeopardizing this species. With less snow on the ground and the snow melting earlier in the season, the hares are becoming bright white targets. Could they become endangered? If they do, how will that affect other organisms in their environment? In this lesson students will learn about the adaptations of the snowshoe hare, its plight, and possible solutions to the snowshoe hares’ possible demise. 
Key Words: snowshoe hare, camouflage, color change, adaptation, climate change, natural selection  
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th 
Subject: Science 
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 Lesson Plan Camouflage and Climate Change.doc
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 Article Case of the Disappearing Rabbit.docx
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 Article The Color of a Bunny.docx
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 Snowshoe Hare Quiz.docx
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Teacher's Request: Can you provide a lesson on climate change and adaptation of animals?
   

 

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