Antarctica: Studies in Life
Courtesy of Jeff Bowman
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/09/09/tardigrade-space.html which also links to this site http://www.tardigrades.com/
http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/ has some great video and info
http://www.units.muohio.edu/cryolab/publications/documents/ConstibleSandroLee07_TST.pdf this activity is targeted to high school students, and is quite involved, but the background information contained in it is useful
http://www.coolantarctica.com/schools/Easy/global_warming_easy.htm in general this website has great info for educators, this page has good info on climate change. I don’t like some of the language, it’s perhaps a little pushy if there are students uncomfortable with the concept of climate change, but might be suitable for a classroom.
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/essay_krembsdeming.html is a nice essay that might be suitable for middle school students with a bit of coaching. It speaks pretty directly toward the work we are doing on this trip.
http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/03/life-sea-ice is a very nice article in Mother Jones that might be easier for middle school students, and ties climate change in nicely with some of our work.
forward to talking with your class.
Antarctica 1 2 3 4 5 + begins here.
Science Assignment here.