This lesson was developed to explore the dynamics of arctic sea ice from the scientific, historical, and economic perspectives. Use math and polar science to examine the impacts of seasonal shifts, climate change impacts, and modeling to understand arctic sea ice.
This lesson can be taught in a variety of ways ranging from a teacher centered
There is so much media hype and public misunderstanding regarding the issue of climate change that advanced students need to be equipped to sort through the information available, find data from appropriately moderated scientific data bases, and learn to support their views with good scientific evidence rather than emotion. This lesson provides the outline for giving students some preliminary
How can the ocean be colder than 0 degrees C, the temperature at which water freezes? As it turns out, the concentration of the particles (in this case, the ions from the salt) in ocean water lowers the temperature at which the saltwater will freeze. Students will learn how ocean water freezes at a lower temperature than freshwater by