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  • Resource Search | PolarTREC
    This is a public document that will be posted in teacher portfolios and shared with funders View Report Modeling the Influence of Sunlight on Release of Carbon Dioxide from Thawing Permafrost Lesson Arctic Less than a week Middle School and Up Description Students will use a model to explore the relationships between sunlight and release of carbon dioxide CO2 from thawing Arctic watersheds After studying the carbon cycle students are asked to reflect on how natural phenomena thawing of permafrost interactions of soil microbes on dissolved carbon and amount of sunlight interconnect and influence the release of CO2 into the View Lesson 2016 Meet and Greet Webinar Event CARE Presentation Arctic Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This 1 5 hour webinar is for the teachers and researchers of the 2014 2015 field season Each team introduces themselves and the science projects in addition to a summary of the PolarTREC program View Event How a PolarTREC Teacher Makes a HUGE impact with Polar Day Article Less than 1 period All Ages Download and Share How a PolarTREC Teacher Makes a HUGE impact with Polar Day PolarTREC alumni teacher John Wood organized a Polar Day at his school and it was a great success This event is part of his ongoing commitment to sharing polar science with his students many years after his expedition Here is John s synopsis of the events with some photos and an image from the newspaper We ended up having 980 View Article Antarctica Day with Michelle Brown and the Human Impacts Team Event Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This 1 hour webinar celebrates Antarctica Day 2015 with PolarTREC teacher Michelle Brown and the Human Impacts in Antarctica 2015 expedition Michelle and her team are on the ice at McMurdo Station sharing their research project with the webinar audience View Event The Carbon Connection A Carbon Cycle Game Lesson About 1 period Middle School and Up Download and Share Overview By rolling a die students will simulate a molecule of carbon s movement with in the carbon cycle This is a fun active way to introduce students to the carbon cycle and or to review the cycle and identify carbon sinks and sources Students experience the carbon cycle as CO2 molecules or as stored carbon and travel the path of various carbon sources plants animals ocean soil View Lesson How to Measure the Speed of a Glacier Lesson Arctic About a week High school and Up Download Share and Remix Overview How glaciers in the polar regions respond to continued climate warming is of great concern Changes in overall glacier velocities and calving dynamics have immediate impacts on sea level Accurate predictions of how and when ice loss will occur are crucial to forecasting future environmental change This lesson results from experiences working in and around Kronebreen glacier in View Lesson Public Science Report Jillian Worssam Report Antarctic Less than 1 period All Ages The report is written by

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  • Contribute | PolarTREC
    Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Resources Contribute Learn how to contribute resources and help others This section is still under development check back for updates Resources

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  • Fast and Fun Facts | PolarTREC
    when it is summer in the Arctic it is winter in Antarctica and vice versa History What Does the word Arctic Mean The word Arctic comes from the Greek word for bear arktos It refers to two constellations in the northern night sky Ursa Major Great Bear and Ursa Minor Little Bear which contains Polaris the North Star Weather and Climate What is the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth The coldest temperature ever recorded in history was 128 degrees F 89 degrees C at Vostok Station Antarctica The coldest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic was 94 degrees F 67 8 degrees C at the village of Verkhoyansk Siberia People Who lives in the Polar Regions There are approximately 1 5 million people living in the Arctic indigenous and non indigenous spread out over eight countries Canada the United States Alaska Denmark Greenland Iceland Russia Sweden Norway and Finland There are no permanent residents of Antarctica however approximately 4 000 people from around the world conduct research on the continent at a variety of research bases Most work only during the Antarctic summer but a few will stay for the whole winter What is a bunny boot They are not boots made from rabbit fur Bunny Boots is the widely used nickname for the Extreme Cold Vapor Barrier Boots originally developed for the US military The boots have become staple cold weather gear both in work and recreational environments in the Polar Regions The nickname comes from the fact that the fur of the snowshoe hare commonly found in the Arctic changes color from brown to white in the winter allowing it to blend in with its winter surroundings As winter gets closer more and more snowshoe hare appear with their new white bunny boots Antarctic Facts Wildlife and Plants Where do penguins live Penguins do not live in the Arctic Despite what many people think penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere from the equator to Antarctica Which bird has the longest migration The arctic tern makes the longest known seasonal migration It spends the northern summer in the Arctic and the southern summer in the Antarctic traveling over 22 000 miles 35 000 km each year What is an ice fish Ice fish are a unique group of fish found in Antarctica Ice fish have evolved a variety of interesting physiological and biochemical adaptations that allow them to survive in the freezing ice laden waters of the Southern Ocean at temperatures that would freeze the blood of other fish They do not have a swim bladder and they spend much of their time near the ocean floor To help them survive in the very cold waters they have antifreeze proteins in their blood and body that keep their cells from freezing Because of the high oxygen content in Antarctic waters the ice fish are able to survive with lower amounts of hemoglobin the protein that carries oxygen to the rest of the body than other fishes

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  • en espanol | PolarTREC
    Maillefer Monona Grove High School Monona WI Maestro Juan Botella Monona Grove High School Monona WI Esintain Educator Fellow Lynn Reed National Science Foundation Nombre de la expedición Expedición Escolar Conjunta Antártica 2014 Joint Antarctic School Expedition Fechas 15 de febrero del 2014 al 28 de abril del 2014 Lugar Estación de Investigación Profesor Julio Escudero Isla Rey Jorge Antártida Diario Maestra Lisa Seff Springs School East Hampton New York Nombre de la expedición Observación anual del medio ambiente marino biológico y físico en los mares Chukchi y Beauford en las cercanías de Barrow AK Empieza 1 Agosto 2012 Culmina 30 Septiembre 2012 Localidad Barrow Alaska y R V Annika Marie en los mares Chukchi y Beaufort Diario Maestra Lollie Garay Reed School Houston TX Nombre de la expedición Nitrógeno en el Ecosistema Marino del Ártico Fechas 23 de enero del 2011 al 2 de febrero del 2011 Lugar Barrow Alaska Diario Maestro Juan Botella Monona Grove High School Monona WI Nombre de la expedición Cambio en las propiedades marinas en el Mar del Sur Fechas 8 de febrero del 2011 al 20 de abril del 2011 Lugar Abordo del N H Palmer en nel Mar del Sur y el Pasaje de Drake Diario Hechos Maestra Keri Rodgers The Gateway School of Environmental Research and Technology Bronx NY Nombre de la expedición Plantas de la tundra en cambio climático Fechas 16 de julio 2010 al 23 de agosto 2010 Lugar Barrow Alaska PolarConnect Sobre PolarTREC Sobre PolarTREC El programa Maestros e Investigadores Explorando y Colaborando PolarTREC por sus siglas en inglés es un programa en el cuál maestros de grados k 12 Kinder a bachillerato participan en proyectos de investigación en zonas polares La meta principal del PolarTREC es el energetizar la educación y el entendimiento de las ciencias polares

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  • How a PolarTREC Teacher Makes a HUGE impact with Polar Day | PolarTREC
    Expeditions Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra Related Members John Wood Completion time Less than 1 period Grade Level All Ages Description How a PolarTREC Teacher Makes a HUGE impact with Polar Day PolarTREC alumni teacher John Wood organized a Polar Day at his school and it was a great success This event is part of his ongoing commitment to sharing polar science with his students many years after his expedition Here is John s synopsis of the events with some photos and an image from the newspaper We ended up having 980 kids and parents coming through We ran the entire event on a Saturday from 10 00 am to 2 00 pm We pre sold passports which the kids carried with them and received stamps from each station the took part in Passports were also sold at the door We had 3 main parts including activities speakers and food The food began at 10 00 with donuts and hot cocoa By 11 30 we had a food truck with hot items and a shaved ice truck ready to go At the same time we began selling Klondike bars and Eskimo Pies and one of the stations was cookie decorating There was two keynote speakers one at 11 00 and the second at 1 00 The stations were set up in classrooms We had activities for the smaller kids such as making snowy owls out of pine cones and snow globes with penguins and polar bears in plastic jars For some older kids we had sled building from cardboard and rope games on adaptations ice cores and food chains The local ExplorOcean center also had ocean centered activities In the meantime we had run a polar art contest for all the grades with art on display and my

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  • Deadline for Abstracts: SCAR Open Science Conference | PolarTREC
    Application Teacher FAQ Teacher Webinar Login For Researchers Overview Join Researcher Application Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar Deadline for Abstracts SCAR Open Science Conference When 13 February 2016 Where Online Organizers of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR Open Science Conference announce a call for abstracts The meeting will be held 20 30 August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia This conference will focus on Antarctica in the Global Earth System From the Poles to the Tropics and how the changes that we are currently seeing in Antarctica will affect the rest of the world The conference program including sessions and descriptions is available at http scar2016 com symposia session php Abstracts for poster or oral presentations are invited More than one abstract may be submitted by one person however abstracts cannot be submitted to more than one session Abstract submission deadline 14 February 2016 More information http scar2016 com

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  • 2nd Snow Science Winter School | PolarTREC
    Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar 2nd Snow Science Winter School Event Type Field Training and Schools When 13 February 2016 to 19 February 2016 Where Preda and Davos Switzerland Objectives The cryosphere forms an integral part of the climate system of the Earth Measuring the properties of the seasonal and perennial snow cover properties is therefore essential in understanding interactions and feedback mechanisms related to the cryosphere Snow is a extremely complex and highly variable medium and all essential properties of seasonal snow cover are challenging to measure Diverse fields such as hydrology climatology avalanche forecasting and Earth Observation from space benefit from improved quantification of snow cover properties in particular related to the snow microstructure The past 10 years snow science has seen a rapid change from a semi quantitative to a quantitative science Understanding physical and chemical processes in the snowpack requires detailed measurements of the microstructure The 2nd Snow Science Winter School will teach these advanced techniques as micro tomography measurement of specific surface area by reflection and spectroscopy near infrared photography and high resolution penetrometry Target audience Any graduate student or post doc working on snow or in some snow related field is welcome to participate Those fields include Glaciology Hydrology Oceanography Geography but also Biology or Chemistry as well as Engineering or Material Sciences Course structure The focus of this workshop lies on field and laboratory measurements combined with theoretical lessons in the classroom Field and laboratory measurements will be done in small groups of 3 4 students Each group of students will have to prepare a report describing the methods results and interpretation The laboratory measurements micro

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  • Call for Abstracts: Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Workshop | PolarTREC
    About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar Call for Abstracts Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Workshop When 14 February 2016 Where Online Organizers of the Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms Flagship ReCAMP Workshop announce a call for abstracts The event will be held 5 6 April 2016 in Tromso Norway The objectives of ReCAMP are to Present the ReCAMP Flagship objectives and present and future activities Provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists researchers operators and students to exchange experience and knowledge on Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms RAMPs technology Discuss the main challenges when operating RAMPs in the Arctic including communication platform navigation platform robustness cross platform opportunities sensor inter comparison platform independency and remote power solutions The Programme Committee seeks to develop sessions with balanced contributions that include good application promising results and discussion on the challenges and issues that currently limit the use or benefit of the technology Abstracts are invited to the following seven sessions Communication Platform navigation Platform robustness Cross platform opportunities Sensor inter comparison

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