Learning Polar Oceanography: Ocean Currents and Climate Connections

This series of activities introduce students to polar oceanography, polar climate and how events that occur in oceans thousands of kilometers away affect them and the mid-latitudes using maps, images, lab experiments and online data tools. Students explore how conditions are changing in the Polar Regions and the possible impacts upon life in the United States and other mid-latitude nations.

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Alan Sills
PBS Newshour
Activity has 5 conceptually linked activities that take about five 45-minute class periods if each part is assigned. For part of the activity, a computer lab is required, for some other parts, access to a science lab room is needed.

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