Arctic Food Web in Language Arts High School.Lesson Plan (PDF, 99 KB)
Arctic Sea Ice Impacts on Temperature, Salinity, and Density of Sea Water Middle School and up. Lesson Plan (PDF, 130 KB)
These lesson plans were developed as part of Marine Ecosystem Workshops sponsored by COSEE Alaska and its partners Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, the Alaska SeaLife center, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) and the UAF Center for Crosscultural Studies to engage scientists and teachers in collaborative development of lesson plans. Major support for the workshops was provided by the National Science Foundation.
b>Bering Sea Workshop October, 2010. Collaboration with the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS), and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Gulf of Alaska Workshop June, 2011. Collaboration with the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) EARTH Program. Arctic Ocean Workshop May, 2012. Collaboration with the North Slope Borough School District, North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS).
Life Cycle of Blue King Crab in the Bering Sea Grades 9-12. Lesson Plan (PDF, 784 KB)
Blue King Crab Habitat in the Bering Sea Grades 9-12. Lesson Plan (PDF, 707 KB)
Climate Change Impacts on Blue King Crab Grades 9-12. Lesson Plan (PDF, 686 KB)
These lesson plans were developed by Alexanda Doty as outreach for her research funded by the North Pacific Research Board.
Students play a game that demonstrates the importance of primary production by Arctic Ocean ice algae and the use of isotopes to trace sources of nutrients in food webs. They also discuss the implications of shrinking Arctic sea ice as a result of climate change.
Short vodcasts feature current research and the scientists involved. Four Climate Watch vodcasts, including ones on Changing Biomes and Permafrost, and a series on research at Lake El'Gypytgyn in Siberia involving coring through 3.5 million years of lake sediments to reconstruct Arctic paleo-environments were still in production on April, 2011.
Educator Guide. (PDF, 641 KB) Quick reference with links to:
- Lesson plans and units in the online Alaska Seas and Rivers K-8 curriculum produced by Alaska Sea Grant
- Resources and lesson plans related to planning and carrying out ocean science fairs and projects that can be entered into the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair.
The guide lists Alaska state science standards and grade level expectations and national Ocean Literacy Principles addressed by each lesson plan and the resources are aligned with Alaska standards for cultural relevance.
NASA-sponsored scientist-teacher partnership program for student collection of data about snowflakes as part of the Global Snowflake Network and lake ice and snow pack temperatures using a Thermochron probe.
Bettina Kaiser, Editor. Ice is featured as one of six polar themes. The book provides an excellent summary of current sea ice research and understandings and includes teacher-tested hands-on science activities.
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