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Slabs of ice.

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Ice Climbing
Article
EDUCATION

Ice Climbing

Ascending Colorado's Bridal Veil

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: colorado, ice, ice climbing, recreation, sports, waterfalls, wild chronicles
What Is the Future of Earth's Climate?
Lesson
EDUCATION

What Is the Future of Earth's Climate?

Through a series of guided questions, students will explore the question, what will Earth's climate be in the future? Students will not be able to answer the question at the end of the lesson, but they will be able to explain how scientists can be certain that Earth is warming while not being en...

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
Using Models to Make Predictions
Activity
EDUCATION

Using Models to Make Predictions

Students explore how solar radiation, Earth's surface and oceans, and greenhouse gases interact to cause global warming. They can change variables to determine how much greenhouse gas emissions might need to fall to mitigate the temperature increase.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: albedo, atmosphere, climate, clouds, criteria , geostationary earth orbit , greenhouse gases, ice, propellant, reflection, snow
Feedbacks of Ice and Clouds
Activity
EDUCATION

Feedbacks of Ice and Clouds

Students use interactive computational models to explore how light-colored surfaces such as snow, ice, and some clouds have a cooling effect on Earth. Then they interpret real-world data to examine the positive feedback loop between ice coverage and temperature.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: albedo, atmosphere, climate, climate change, clouds, criteria , geochemical cycle, geostationary earth orbit , global warming, greenhouse gases, ice, propellant, reflection, snow, systems thinking
Operation Breakthrough
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Operation Breakthrough

On October 7, 1988, a hunter reported three gray whales trapped in pack ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The rescue effort that followed, nicknamed “Operation Breakthrough,” involved regional, national, and international cooperation.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: alaska, arctic, cooperation, government, gray whales, ice, international organizations, military, multinational corporations, operation breakthrough, soviet union, united states
Enceladus Interior
Photo
EDUCATION

Enceladus Interior

Illustration of a cutaway view of a moon.

  • Concepts: astronomy, core, cryovolcanoes, enceladus, geology, ice, moons, nasa, ocean
Battle of the Ice
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Battle of the Ice

On April 5, 1242, Russian forces from the Republic of Novgorod repelled Catholic crusaders in the Battle of the Ice, fought on frozen Lake Peipus.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: battle of the ice, borders, estonia, lake peipus, military, religion, russia
Why Melting Glaciers Matter to the Coasts
Article
EDUCATION

Why Melting Glaciers Matter to the Coasts

This video demonstrates how melting land ice raises sea level, but melting sea ice does not. See how warming in far-away places like Antarctica matters to people on coasts world-wide. Teachers can repeat this demonstration with inexpensive materials.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: climate change, coasts, experiments, glaciers, global climate change, ice, ice caps, ice melt, national parks, ocean, sea ice, sea-level rise, water
Photos Show Changes in Glacial Ice
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Photos Show Changes in Glacial Ice

On June 22, 2006, Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) photos were taken of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, the first in a series documenting changes in the extent of glacial ice, year after year.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: ablation, columbia glacier alaska, extreme ice survey, glaciers, measurement, photography
South Pole
Photo
EDUCATION

South Pole

Photo: Sign, American flag, and an old tent welcome visitors to the Geographic South Pole.

  • Concepts: antarctica, history, ice, south pole, tents
Catching a 200-Year-Old Whale
Article
EDUCATION

Catching a 200-Year-Old Whale

Video. Photographer Paul Nicklen shares his experience photographing a bowhead whale and explains what makes this whale so special.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: animals, antarctica, bowhead whales , climate change, endangered species, ice, mammals, narwhals , ng live, ocean, ocean animals, paul nicklen, photography, whales
Glacier Bay
Photo
EDUCATION

Glacier Bay

Photo: Mother and seal pup on a small iceberg.

  • Concepts: alaska, glacier bay national park, ice, seals
Frosted Ship
Photo
EDUCATION

Frosted Ship

Picture of a ship covered in ice

  • Concepts: frost, ice, north sea, rime, ships
Icebreaker at the North Pole
Photo
EDUCATION

Icebreaker at the North Pole

Photo: People stand in front of a huge ship as it sits in the ice.

  • Best for: Grades K-12 (ages 5-18)
  • Concepts: arctic ocean, ice, icebreakers, north pole
Sounding at the Pole
Photo
EDUCATION

Sounding at the Pole

Black and white photo: People in fur parkas on the ice.

  • Concepts: expeditions, history, ice, north pole, robert peary, scientific instrument
Flags at the South Pole
Photo
EDUCATION

Flags at the South Pole

Photo: British, American, and Norwegian flags fly in icy landscape.

  • Concepts: antarctica, flags, ice, south pole
North Pole Research
Photo
EDUCATION

North Pole Research

Photo: People camp on the ice.

  • Concepts: arctic ocean, ice, north pole, research
Twilight of the Arctic Ice
Photo
EDUCATION

Twilight of the Arctic Ice

Map: Arctic Ocean and Arctic Circle with ice degradation data.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: arctic, global warming, ice, maps, north pole
Icebreaker
Photo
EDUCATION

Icebreaker

Photo: View from the top of an icebreaker amid chunks of ice.

  • Concepts: arctic ocean, ice, icebreakers, north pole
Ice Coring
Photo
EDUCATION

Ice Coring

Photo: Man cuts cores out of ice in an ice cave.

  • Concepts: antarctica, atmosphere, climatology, glaciers, ice, science
Polar Bear Territory
Photo
EDUCATION

Polar Bear Territory

Map: Declining sea ice threatens polar bear survival.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: arctic, global warming, ice, maps, polar bears
ice cap
Article
EDUCATION

ice cap

Encyclopedic entry. An ice cap is a thick layer of ice and snow that covers large areas of land. You’ll usually find ice caps in the North and South Poles of the Earth.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: antarctica, arctic, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets
ice sheet
Article
EDUCATION

ice sheet

An ice sheet is a type of glacier that covers a very large area

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: antarctica, arctic, glaciers, global warming, greenland, ice sheets
Europan Freckles
Article
EDUCATION

Europan Freckles

Lenticulae hint at activity beneath Jupiter's icy moon.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: astronomy, europa, geology, ice, landscape, lenticulae, moons, solar system, space
Exploring Alien Oceans
Article
EDUCATION

Exploring Alien Oceans

Video. The best chance of discovering life beyond Earth may not be where you'd expect. Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand shares the exciting exploration occuring millions of miles from our planet.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: astronomy, explorers, explorers symposium, ice, kevin hand, ocean, solar system, space, space exploration