Exploring Polar Oceanography

This activity utilizes labs, online resources, and student ideas to build an understanding of polar climates, how changes in polar oceans can affect coastal climates, and how changes in polar regions affect climates elsewhere on Earth.

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Alan Sills
PBS

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Teaching Tips

Consider adding one of the excellent extension activities as a final performance assessment.

One of the worksheets has a data link for 2009 data but worksheet says 2007 data.

There are a few International Polar Year references that should be hyperlinked to the IPY website http://ipy.arcticportal.org/

Teachers are referred to http://www.worldclimate.com more data.

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