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Introducing Antarctica 1 - Ice Streams, Ice Shelves, and Icebergs of Antarctica

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students examine the geographical features of Antarctica and the way the ice formations move. In this Antarctica and ice flow lesson, students use an atlas to assist them in labeling the major geographic features of the continent. They...
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Where in the World Is Our Teacher?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Kirk Beckendorf, a middle school teacher, joined researchers at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica to help maintain automatic weather stations. The lesson encourages pupils to track his travels around the region. They connect with the...
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Ice, Ice, Baby

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of the melting ice formations in Antarctica; they then research different aspects of the topic in order to create a news special.
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Global Meltdown

For Students 6th - 10th
For this environmental science lesson, students study data and animation on global temperature increase to complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Glaciers As Indicators of Global Climate Change

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners research about glacial ice melting on the four major spheres of the Earth. In this earth science lesson, students explain how this process relates to global warming. They create a presentation and share their findings with the...
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Making an Antarctic Water Flow Model

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore world geography by creating a science model. In this water properties lesson, students identify the geography surrounding Antarctica and discuss how water flows in an out of the continent. Students complete a water...
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Displaying Sea Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students display their knowledge of sea ice. In this earth science activity, students create displays reflecting their understanding of sea ice.Students research the development of sea ice on a variety of bodies of water, and use proper...
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For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore why Antarctica is so important to the planet. They investigate the physical characteristics. Students create their own unique treaty of governance for Antarctica and discuss how laws are enforced in Antarctica.
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Glaciers Leave Their Imprint

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars study various types of glaciers and the landforms they create. Working in pairs, they research a type of glacial landform and construct a calendar page illustrating and describing it. The pages be compiled to create a...

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