Antarctica Maps: The Only Direction is North!

Preview: When standing at the geographic South Pole, the only direction you can go is North! Before beginning any study of Antarctica,

To the Ends of the Earth: Polar Opposites

DOWNLOAD Activity –(To view correctly, open with Google Docs.) Preview: Going to the “ends of the Earth” takes you to the Arctic

Slip Sliding Away: Glacier Dynamics

Download Full Activity—(To view correctly, open with Google Docs.) Video: How to Make Glacier Goo Preview Students explore how glaciers move by

Nature vs. Science –Hypothesis Card Game

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The Long Haul–Ice Core Challenge: Keeping Ice Cores Frozen from Field to Lab

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Life Cores

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY Preview: By building a personal “life core,” students are introduced to some of the techniques and vocabulary used by scientists

Land Ice/Sea Ice/Grounded Ice

  DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY Preview: Results from recent ice core discoveries suggest that climate can change in as little as decades—not the tens

Extreme Cold Weather Gear

  Preview: Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, coldest place on Earth. Working there requires special clothing to ensure survival. Animals have

Checking Out Your Team

Preview: The primary goal of this scientist-supported activity is to generate information and excitement about careers in the field of ice core

Ice Core Drill Model

Students build this drill model and then teach others about how ice cores are retrieved from under the ice sheets in Greenland

Ice Core Lab-Maloney

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Polar Detectives

Students make a model of annual ice layers in an ice core and then graph data from real ice cores to draw