Using photos from a variety of websites, including the PolarTREC and SCINI websites, students will identify organisms to phylum and/or class level (e.g. polychaetes, starfish, brittle stars, sponges) and then research the primary foods that these organisms eat. They will then develop a simple food web for these organisms.
This Live from IPY! Event was held with PolarTREC Teacher Cameo Slaybaugh and her project PI, Stacy Kim who are members of the Antarctic Undersea ROV '08 PolarTREC expedition. The team talked about the underwater ROV, SCINI, and the research they are conducting in the waters surrounding Ross Island, Antarctica.
Few people are familiar with the fascinating stories that Arctic and Antarctic explorers have to share. Students will research an explorer and create a dangling string with key information and highlights from the expedition(s) of that explorer.
To learn about polar explorers and polar expeditions.
Gather needed materials. Have the explorers' information and photos
Learners from 6th – 12th grade will investigate different science projects in Antarctica through the PolarTREC and the USAP websites. They will then make a short PowerPoint (or similar) presentation to the rest of the class. Learners can work independently or in small groups.
Students will become familiar with the wide variety of science that occurs
Live from IPY event held with Mindy Bell, Stacy Kim and the Undersea ROV team from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. There were approximately 12 teachers and 120 students on the event. Due to technical difficulties, the audio portion of the archive discontinues about 3/4 of the way through the event. Full audio is available in the event's separate audio file.
Live from IPY Event with Mindy Bell, Stacy Kim, and Louise Huffman and the ANDRILL team in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Over 50 participants at UCAR in Boulder, Colorado for the Super Science Saturday family science event.