Sea Ice Extension for the Earth as a System Learning Activity

The purpose of this activity is to identify global patterns and connections in environmental data contained in the GLOBE Earth Systems Poster, to connect observations made within the Earth Systems Poster to data and information at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, and to understand the connections between solar energy and changes at the poles, including feedback related to albedo.

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Gary Randolph
GLOBE Program
Walt Meier
National Snow and Ice Data Center
SERC On The Cutting Edge Collection
Activity takes two class periods plus possibly additional time for preparation and extension activities.

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Hand-out materials give detailed instructions to students and are easy to follow.

A basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel will help students.

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