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All About Sea Ice - This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for student interpretation.

TEA: Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic - An NSF-sponsored program that sends teachers to Antarctica and the Arctic to participate in ongoing scientific research. In addition to information on this program, you will also find polar-related lesson plans and resources.

Antarctic

Antarctica - A variety of activities and lessons on Antarctica from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, including: Coping with the Cold, Blubber Glove, Salt Concentration, Penguin Adaptation, Chick Die-Off, Changes in Antarctic Ice, and Creating Plankton.

Williams Lab Antarctic Teacher Resources - Companion website to a book by researcher TM Williams at UC Santa Cruz. Features several Antarctic-related activities. Activities include background information, materials list, full instructions, data sheets, and post-activity questions. While the activities can stand alone, the activities are meant to supplement the book (cost associated). Site also features information on the researchers, a list of related publications, a section just for kids, and links to additional resources.

United States Antarctic Research Center - Access to the U.S. Antarctic Resource Center's (USARC) comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts, satellite images, and photographs is available on this site.

Antarctic Connection-Marine Life - This page is part of the Antartic Connection Site that provides background information about the plant and invertebrate and vertebrate animal life in the ocean ecosystem that surrounds Antartica. There are many other science links in this site related to the Antartic that range from Aeronomy to Weather.

All About Sea Ice - This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for student interpretation.

Arctic

Arctic Circle - Extensive information on the Arctic Circle including a virtual classroom.

Arctic Studies Center - Explore the virtual exhibit Crossroads of Continents, play the Polar Bear Pairs, and learn about other arctic animals.


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