Whither Arctic Sea Ice?

In this activity students work with real datasets to investigate a real situation regarding disappearing Arctic sea ice. The case study has students working side-by-side with a scientist from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and an Inuit community in Manitoba.

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Betsy Youngman
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Be sure to use the "real scientist" context to hook students.

Create small groups of students to work through the activity; each group needs at least one technically advanced student to support others who may struggle.

Activity might be a good candidate for a science project or science fair given the scope of the chapter and the time it takes to do it thoroughly.

Educator might also be able to "chunk the chapter" and do some as a demo to reduce the overall time required.

Educator needs to invest time required to determine extent to which the chapter can be used in class.

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