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See how your ecosystem stacks up to climate change! 

Climate change affects ecosystems in multiple ways. EcoStax helps illustrate how energy flows through an ecosystem and the ways in which climate change can affect energy sources, creating a domino effect. While playing the EcoStax game, participants simulate changes to one part of an ecosystem which allows them to develop systems-level thinking about the broader impacts of climate change.

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These free NCSE lesson sets are Selected-by-CLEAN. The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) uses a peer-review process to identify high-quality materials that align with the Climate and Energy Literacy Principles and the Next Generation Science Standards. Click the badge above to learn more.

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