Ice that forms in the polar oceans is an important driver behind the global climate. This ice is physically different from frozen precipitation in a number of different ways. In this brief inquiry activity, students make qualitative observations about two types of ice cubes and deduce ice composition based on their observations. This activity may serve as an introduction to
This mini exhibit explores the science behind climate change and introduces current climate change research to the public. Panels cover the topics of changing climate, ocean acidification and sea level rise, giving examples of how data is collected and current research in these fields. The exhibit also provides websites for further exploring climate change impacts.
In this article, PolarTREC teacher Elizabeth Eubanks recounts her experience bringing her students - three eighth-graders and two seventh-graders to a week-long research conference in Alaska. "Having my students present at an international professional science conference is above and beyond any experience that I can offer them as a science teacher".
Elizabeth Eubanks M.Ed (working with Angela Gilmour, Anne Jensen, Danielle Dickson, Leslie Pierce, and Rachel Potter) connected with PolarTREC and NOAA TAS. This lesson is inspired by the need to share the importance of the Bowhead Whale in relation to the culture of arctic people. It is a portion of an entire collaborative unit to be utilized between
Online version of the Arctic Sounder newspaper article describing the Arctic Ocean beach cleanup coordinated by PolarTREC teacher, Elizabeth Eubanks in Barrow, Alaska while she was there with researcher Steve Oberbauer on a PolarTREC expedition.
Online version of the front page article from the Palm Beach Post, highlighting the work of Florida International University researcher, Steve Oberbauer and PolarTREC Teacher, Elizabeth Eubanks who are working in Barrow, Alaska.
This is a web version of an online article from the Palm Beach Post are about researcher, Steve Oberbauer, and his work in Barrow, Alaska. The article describes the work and some of the challenges he and the team are facing in conducting their research.
As an educator you can from select a variety of Pacific animals and track their location. Animals have been tagged by scientists and are being monitored. You will be able to use real and on going data for a multitude of classroom activities with your students.
Overview taken from website
Tagging of Pacific Predators began in 2000 as one of