Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak

This is a multi-faceted activity that offers students a variety of opportunities to learn about permafrost through an important sink and source of greenhouse gas (methane), about which most students living in lower latitudes know little.

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Missy Holzer
Jennifer Bergman
Roberta Johnson
NESTA/Windows to the Universe
Activity takes about four 45 min lessons (3-part activity and 30 min discussion).

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A number of links to data sources and tools: accessing websites for data - The Arctic Portal Mapping tool, Permafrost Laboratory Site, and the Google Earth files on the NSIDC site.

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