Salty or Not: A Taste of the Bering Sea

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Many arctic mammals, such as polar bears, seals, and walruses, depend on the sea ice about 3 m thick for their habitat. Pupils investigate the properties of polar water and polar ice and their properties through readings, videos, and complete hands-on activities designed to further their learning. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the background information through group readings, read aloud as a class, or assign as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity asks the class to taste their samples; teachers may choose not to do this portion due to lab safety
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  • Read through the description portion carefully as it is lengthy and a bit overwhelming

  • Activity includes great background information for teachers and/or scholars
  • Great link from ELA to science through the reading of the poem

  • None
Common Core