Overview

Scientists in Siberia are seeing trends of more severe and widespread wildfires. By observing and measuring larch forests, they are trying to understand how the forests are changing. What do these trees need to survive? Are they getting what they need? Students will plant lodgepole pine seeds providing some with all the necessary components for survival and others missing

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Arctic
More than a week
Elementary and Up
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Overview

Scientists in Siberia are seeing trends of more severe and widespread wildfires. Larch seeds are dispersed by wind. Experimentation is currently underway to determine distances larch seeds can disperse from viable, mature larch trees. Students will explore how various types of seeds are dispersed to get what they need to survive.

Timeframe: 90 minutes
Grade: K-2

Objectives

Students will

Lesson
Arctic
About 1 period
Elementary and Up
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Overview

Students will learn to:

* Observe and record weather patterns
* Process data by creating graphs/charts
* Compare actual weather data from the Siberian Arctic to local weather patterns, draw conclusions and make future predictions concerning weather patterns.

Big Idea

Why do people need to track weather over time?

Lesson Preparation

You will need a thermometer, tracking calendar, and

Lesson
Arctic
More than a week
Elementary and Up
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The Importance of Teacher/Researcher Collaboration


Collaboration such as this offers a window into the science rarely seen by teachers and their students. It allows the public/students to experience, in real-time, relevant data collection of the 21st century. Furthermore, experiences such as these demonstrate the universal factors of the scientific process. It does not matter if we are practicing science in

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Arctic
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PolarTREC Educator Amanda Ruland and researcher Jennie DeMarco describe the research taking place on post-fire tree regrowth within larch forests of eastern Siberia and consequences for climate feedbacks through changes in Carbon storage. This event was broadcast live from the Northeast Science Station in Cherskii, Russia on 8 July 2019.

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Arctic
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