What's Happening to the Pikas?

Grade Levels: K-3 | Duration: 50 min

In this unplugged computational thinking activity, learners will work in teams
to investigate how human actions have impacted pikas.
They will look for patterns to explore how climate change is threatening the pika’s survival.

Grade Levels: K-3

Duration: 50 min

Concepts/Skills: Computational thinking, pattern recognition, climate change

Objectives: Students will:

  • Learn about the American pika.
  • Use pattern recognition to sort cards containing information about the pika and its environment.
  • Share the patterns they found and develop theories as a class on why the pika population is dwindling.