All Educational Resources, Activities and Labs

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Subglacial Lakes

Preview Students observe a subglacial lake model and measure changes in temperature, salinity and sea level rise as the glaciers/ice sheets and

Albedo: Measuring the Reflective Properties of Different Surfaces

Preview Students will measure the albedo and surface temperature of various ice mixtures and the changing properties as the ice melts over

Meet the Scientists

  School of Ice Presenter Bios  

Recommended Reliable Resources

    Recommended Reliable Resources: Where do you go to find factual information based on scientific evidence? We have compiled a list

Polar Science and Engineering: Drilling Back Through Time

Teacher Notes:  This activity is offered as a means of introducing students to the Scientific and Engineering Practices, as outlined in the

The Stink Test: Validating Resources

ACTIVITY: Validating resources for middle school and high school students. Preview: In a time when evidence based information is questioned, it is imperative

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

  Preview: Going to the “ends of the Earth” takes you to the Arctic and the Antarctic. This activity engages students in

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