This PolarConnect event was held on 16 December 2010 with Heidi Roop who is working with an ice core drilling team on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This live event was broadcast and had a live component at the AGU 2010 Fall Meeting.
Live from IPY! event with researcher Heidi Roop and other members of the ice coring team at WAIS Divide Camp, Antarctica. The presentation focused on project and the mechanics and science of ice coring.
This activity was adapted from a TEA activity authored by:
* Sandra Kolb, Education Consultant, Poulsbo, Washington
* Kolene Krysl, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Nebraska
* Larry Rose, Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, California
* Wendy Slijk, La Costa Canyon High School, San Diego County, California
Students are presented with an actual series of tundra photos, which they use to develop a hypothesis for which sort of ground cover will have the most/least permafrost depth. Then they are given a set of actual data and use this to test their hypothesis
* understand what permafrost is and how it develops
This activity is designed to take place near or at the end of a unit on the ocean floor. Students should be familiar with the physical features of the ocean floor including the continental shelf, abyssal plain, seamounts and guyots, seafloor ridges and trenches, and submarine canyons. The students should have also previously learned about sonar methods for mapping the