Arctic Ocean Teacher Resources
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Learners explore molecular biology and techniques used to answer questions about genetics, biodiversity, ecology and marine organisms. In this molecular explorations lesson plan, students separate DNA from tissue samples, they learn about processes used for separating complex mixtures and they learn about restriction enzyme analysis.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 38 Downloads
Underground Vault Protects World's Seeds
Learners share ideas about keeping things safe, then read a news article about a huge vault built to store billions of seeds. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
United States Map
Students access prior knowledge and locate the North and South Poles on the map. In this mapping lesson plan, students understand the position of the United States relative to the poles. Students answer questions about the globe.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 27 Views 114 Downloads
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre
The fascinating video "Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic," introduces your oceanographers to the world's gyres. They learn that melting sea ice is making the gyres larger, and that the changes could, in turn, contribute even more to global climate change.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Bringing Climate Change Into the Classroom
Students investigate the greenhouse effect and examine the potential effects of climate change in the Arctic. They construct a mini-greenhouse and test its effect on temperature, analyze historical climate statistics, and conduct an experiment about the insulating properties of sea ice.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 154 Downloads
The Water Planet
Students use NASA photographs and hands-on activities to compare the amounts of land and water on our planet. They discover that the world has five oceans and that they cover seventy percent of Earth's surface. Students learn how this affects the entire Earth system.
K - 4th Science 16 Views 108 Downloads
Beluga Whales in the Ice
Learners think about how beluga whales survive in icy Arctic and subarctic waters and why they sometimes need to migrate. Students will view and sketch photographs of ice at different stages of thickness, look at pictures of belugas, and discuss how belugas' bodies are adapted to life in the ice.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Ice Water: Rivers and Permafrost
Students determine the impact of permafrost to the surrounding ecology. In this thermal erosion instructional activity, students examine the tributaries, communities and permafrost regions of the Yukon River. They evaluate the impact to the salmon survival rate.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 21 Downloads
Here is an exciting exploration of a fascinating topic for your emerging ecologists: bird migration! They begin by visiting the US Fish & Wildlife Service website to discover which Arctic birds come to their areas. They are assigned one of those birds and sent off to do a bit of background research on it.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Walking on Thin Ice
Students examine scientific evidence of changes in the Arctic ice cover. They participate in a simulation of an international conference and debate the relationship between global warming and changes in the arctic ice cover.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads