Slip Sliding Away: Glacier Dynamics

  Preview Students explore how glaciers move by using “glacier goo/flubber,” (a polymer made with glue and Borax solution) whose properties model

Nature vs. Science (Hypothesis Card Game)

Preview: Students play a game of cards to learn how scientists study nature. They learn the Nature OF Science as a result.

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

Preview: Students’ primary task in this activity is to design a container that will keep an ice core from melting over time

Life Cores

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

Land Ice/Sea Ice

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

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

Polar Detectives

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