Overview

Students will engage in a hands-on activity to help them consider what students in a tropical climate do to prepare for recess compared with students who live in the interior of Alaska.

Objectives

Students will:

* Compare what students in a tropical climate do to prepare for recess with students who live in the interior of Alaska.
* Learn

Lesson
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Through activities, video observation, experimentation and the construction of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) students will learn about the chemical and physical properties of sea ice.

Objectives


Students will be able to answer main questions of where sea ice is, how it is formed, why the ice is important, how it is classified by indigenous people and scientists, how

Lesson
Arctic
More than a week
All Aged
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The title of this lesson, 'Ssssno Seals' is a play on words. Will the ice seals survive? Yes or No? Paul Lukosi is a high school teacher in the lower Yukon River Delta, 6 miles from the Bering Sea...as the slough goes. The village he teaches in is heavily focused on family and culture, and has survived for thousands of

Lesson
Arctic
More than a week
High school and Up
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Nature creates its own density column in marine systems, which is extremely important for the triggering of the spring bloom of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are an important food source for all organisms- from microscopic zooplankton to large marine mammals such as walrus and whales. The different salinities (and therefore, different densities) of water help to stabilize the water column (by limiting

Lesson
Arctic
Less than a week
Middle School and Up
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Overview


Students will sing a song about guano's role in the ecosystem and the movement of energy and matter through the food chain.

Objective


Students will learn how energy and matter move and change in an ecosystem and how living things and matter interact.

Description


Lead the students in singing the song 'Without Guano There's No Life'

Activity
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview

Students will sing a song about the effects of climate warming on changing ocean ecosystems.

Objective

To learn about ocean ecosystem health through song.

Description

Review the song ‘Where Have All the Coral Gone’ (attached), sung to the tune of ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’.

Credits

Maggie Prevenas, prevenas [at] hawaiiantel.net

Activity
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview


Students will sing a song to learn about ice algae and its role in the arctic ecosystem.

Objective


Students will learn about the Bering Sea arctic ecosystem, particularly the role of ice algae, plankton, krill, fish, birds and mammals through song.

Description


Review the song 'The Ice Algae Grew All Around' (attached), sung to the tune

Activity
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview


Students will sing a song and engage in an active game to learn more about ice algae and its role in the arctic ecosystem.

Objective


Students will learn about the arctic ecosystem, particularly the roles of ice algae, plankton, krill, fish, birds, seals, whales and polar bears through song and active participation.

Preparation


Review the song

Activity
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview


Students will make hand or stick puppets for use as props in songs, plays or other educational activities.

Objective


To make puppets!

Preparation


Prepare materials for students

Description


Puppets can teach your students all kinds of things or they can use them as props in songs or plays. My middle school kids fight over who

Activity
Arctic
About 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview


Students will sing a song about the Bering Sea ocean ecosystem.

Objective


To sing a fun science-themed song!

Preparation


* Teach students about the Bering Sea ecosystem or have them review journal entries from Maggie Prevenas’ PolarTREC expedition (see Resources section for address).

* Hand out song sheet or project words onto a screen

Description

Activity
Arctic
Less than 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview


Marine debris is primarily human-created trash found floating in the ocean. It can cause serious health problems for animals in a marine ecosystem. Students will gain first hand knowledge about the types of garbage found in the ocean by participating in a waste clean up tally.

Objective


Students will collect marine debris or land-based garbage in order

Activity
Arctic
More than a week
Middle School and Up
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Overview


Students will engage in a hands-on activity to build their own plankton nets and help them understand how scientists use the nets to study changes in the ocean ecosystem.

Objective


Students will gain an understanding of how scientists use plankton nets and microscopes to study changes in the ocean ecosystem.

Preparation


Show students the first 10

Activity
Arctic
Less than a week
Middle School and Up
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