PolarTREC teacher Jillian Worssam was one of a handful of teachers singled out by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona as an exemplary teacher. This article gives a sneak peak into Ms. Worssam's very hands-on, field-based classroom and how she connects with her middle school students.
This lesson introduces students to krill, their importance in ocean ecosystems, and the physical structures that make up the krill body. The students will then use the principles of a "floater" species and design their own krill, hopefully having a class competition to see who can build a better krill.
Students will understand the importance of krill in
The following PowerPoint presentation is part of an anticipatory set used to excite and introduce students to the many wonders of the Bering Sea. The PowerPoint is to be presented at the beginning of a unit about the Bering Sea.
At the start of a unit on the Bering Sea this PowerPoint video presentation will engage
This is a Live from IPY event with PolarTREC teacher Jillian Worssam and researchers aboard the USCGC Healy, from the Bering Sea, from 21 July, 2008. Researchers presented on the BEST expedition and project goals as well as talked about the role of zooplankton in the ecosystem.
[Note: The archive of this live event didn't work so there isn't any
Story from online website, military.com about the USCGC Healy deploying to the Arctic.
During the deployment, Healy will travel more than 25,000 miles and conduct more than 2,000 individual science evolutions in the course of completing seven separate science missions. Healy will spend six weeks between the second and third missions in Seattle conducting scheduled maintenance and training.