Permafrost Teacher Resources
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The Hidden Perils of PermafrostLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Hidden bacteria have been trapped in the permafrost of our northernmost climates. An intriguing video explores climate change and its effects on the melting permafrost. Learners discover possible impacts these bacteria can have on the...
Permafrost Thaw Depth and Ground CoverLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The thaw depth of tundra creates a positive feedback loop with both global warming and the carbon cycle. Scholars sort photos and develop a hypothesis for ground cover and permafrost depth. Then they review the data and measurements...
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on PermafrostLesson Planet
9th - 10th
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science instructional activity, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about...
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and PermafrostLesson Planet
9th - 10th
Students discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson plan, students identify the factors that determine the extent of wildfires' effect on permafrost. They study the history of Alaska wildfires using online...
Polygons, Pingos, and Themokarst! Oh MY!Lesson Planet
6th - 9th
Young scholars complete activities to learn about the common land features in Alaska. In this land study lesson plan, students study an overhead for permafrost features. Young scholars define ice wedge polygons, thermokarst, and pingos....