This morning my consideration was grabbed by a BBC video titled Utah’s Nice Salt Lake is Working Out of Water. It is an enchanting video concerning the circumstances which have contributed to the Nice Salt Lake shrinking by practically two-thirds on this century. Spoiler alert: drought is not the most important contributor to the shrinkage.
Watching the BBC’s video about Nice Salt Lake prompted me to do some trying to find extra details about the lake and its ecosystem. That search led me to a couple issues value sharing with college students.
In Google Earth you may view timelapse imagery of Nice Salt Lake. Within the desktop model of Google Earth you may view imagery courting again to the Seventies. Within the internet model of Google Earth you may view imagery courting again to the1980s. Each will allow you to see the shrinking shoreline of the lake over the previous couple of a long time. This is a brief Google-produced video of the timelapse imagery of Nice Salt Lake. On a associated observe, this is tips on how to discover timelapse imagery in Google Earth.
Final yr The Pure Historical past Museum of Utah produced Digital Discipline Journey – Nice Salt Lake. This ten minute video that takes college students from the origins of Nice Salt Lake by immediately. Alongside the way in which college students can find out about adjustments to the lake’s water stage and ecosystem.
The Genetic Science Studying Heart hosted by the College of Utah provides a handful of assets for serving to college students be taught concerning the Nice Salt Lake ecosystem. These assets embody an interactive meals internet, an interactive brine shrimp lifecycle show, and an interactive map of Nice Salt Lake microenvironments.