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Monday, 19 March 2007 18:29
Far North Science publishes news, stories, observations and links about science, research and natural events in Alaska and the Arctic. It is edited and written mainly by Doug O’Harra, a long-time Alaska journalist based in Anchorage and a previous winner of the science journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The site publishes new stories almost every day, and includes links to the latest science developments reported by national and international media. As an educational resource, Far North Science stories emphasize outside links to original sources and previous coverage. One goal is to make each post work as a portal into its subject area for students, teachers...
Saturday, 17 March 2007 16:58
Cape Farewell Education aims to: facilitate learning about climate change and participation in the climate change debate among teachers and pupils in UK schools. give school students a voice in the climate change debate and to enable them to take what they have learnt and talked about back home into their communities and families spread enthusiasm and strategies for learning about climate change throughout UK schools. We have a number of resources available to teachers and pupils Life in the Water is a GSCE Science resource commissioned by Nuffield Curriculum Centre and developed with scientists at the National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton as part of the 21st centu...
Monday, 19 February 2007 19:40
The USGS Educational Resources Index for IPY let's you explore a variety of USGS resources on polar research, from maps and fact sheets to photographs and databases. Designed for researchers, students, teachers, and others interested in research and findings related to polar science, this index contains more than 65 different resources. To make finding information you're interested in easier, these resources are divided into eight categories: Alaska and the Arctic, Antarctica, Climate Change, Glaciers and Ice, Photographs, Satellite Imagery, Wildlife, and Other USGS Resources. Each entry is then broken down by three questions—What is it?,...
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 06:32
Follow the below ideas or print off this Compare your Towns flyer. Directions: Compare your town / school to a town / school in the Arctic in the Canadian, Northwest Territories using the data and images available in the Windows Around the World program. To do the comparison complete the table below, for the Arctic town/school you may use either the Angik School located in Paulatuk (located above the tree line in the tundra) or Moose Kerr School (located in the Mackenzie River Delta within the Arctic tree line). If you live in the Arctic, how does your town / school compare to one of these other t...
Saturday, 20 January 2007 12:31
Nobody appreciates the impact of Arctic change more than the people who live there. A unique feature of this IPY is a focus on understanding how people observe and respond to change. People are not passive observers but integral parts of the Arctic system. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC recently ended an exhibition that put a human face on the warming of the Arctic. A new web site incorporates images and information from that exhibition -- Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely. The National Snow and Ice Data Center also distributes a multimedia product, ...
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Saturday, 20 January 2007 00:01
Want to display IPY posters in your classroom? Have a look at these posters that have been made available from the USA and Canada. 1. IPY Opening Ceremony posters 2. USGS IPY posters and Satellite Image Map of Antarctica 3. ...
Friday, 19 January 2007 05:41
Tuesday, 16 January 2007 02:50
Looking for activities you might use in the classroom for the IPY launch? Check out the "Ice in the Solar System" Exploring Ice in the Solar System, a NASA-funded educational CD authored by Dr. Richard Shope from JPL and produced by Dr. Julie Edmonds at the Carnegie Academy for Science Education for the Carnegie Institutions of Washington MESSENGER and Astrobiology projects, was rated "outstanding" in a NASA space science education product review. Twelve conceptual change lessons spring out from the activated curiosity inspired by the central Ice Experience lesson, moving from exploring ice in everyday life, to ice at the Polar Regi...
Friday, 12 January 2007 18:38
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