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Students will develop research questions that will help them develop an ecosystem profile (species/conditions etc.) of a local pond. Their results will be compared with data from the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes in Antarctica. Discussions about climate and energy dynamics will be conducted as conclusions are drawn. A map and key for the local pond (species/locations/conditions) will be

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Antarctic
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During this lesson, students will learn basic glacial features and how to interpret Topographic maps and satellite images in order to create a model replica of a glacier valley. The Dry Valleys of Antarctica have classic glacial features, both in the barren valleys and in the remaining glaciers in the area. The glaciers are a major contributor to

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Antarctic
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Middle School and Up
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Students will develop research questions that will help them develop an ecosystem profile (species/conditions/etc.) of a local pond. Their results will be compared with data from the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes in Antarctica. Discussions about climate and energy dynamics will be conducted as conclusions are drawn. A map and key for the local pond (species/locations/conditions) will be created

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Antarctic
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Middle School and Up
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During this lesson, students will learn basic glacial features and how to interpret Topographic maps and satellite images in order to create a model replica of a glacier valley. The Dry Valleys of Antarctica have classic glacial features, both in the barren valleys and in the remaining glaciers in the area. The glaciers are a major contributor to

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Antarctic
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Middle School and Up
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Article about teacher, Robin Ellwood and her expedition to Antarctica, 2008. From The New Hampshire, a student-run newspaper with the University of New Hampshire.

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This is an online story about Robin Ellwood in Foster.Com, an online news service for Foster's Daily Democrat.

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Live from IPY! event held with Robin Ellwood and the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Team in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.