of the Seasons
and Exchange Phenology Data
have long been aware of changes in nature that are influenced by
weather and climate. Phenology is the term for the
study of the timing of these seasonal changes in plants
and animals. The amount of sunlight, which affects day
length and temperature, is the main factor driving these shifts.
When students closely observe the natural world, record data, and notice patterns
as the seasons unfold, they build a deeper understanding of seasonal change!
season, carefully observe the seasonal changes shown on the Phenology
Checklist. Then pair up with a partner class and exchange the
information you have collected. Using nature's clues, can you
find where your partner is located? (Note:
Don't confuse this Phenology Data Exchange with "Mystery
Class", the 11 week worldwide search for ten secret locations
around the Globe)