Students will explore the history, climate, and ecosystem of Antarctica as they access various documents and real scientific data collected by researchers during field experiences along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Significant events in Antarctic Exploration, Research, Technology, and Policy will be discussed and relevant concepts and principles relevant to climate and polar literacy standards will […]
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Sciences 4.C
The use of technology is critical in studying Humpback whales. Students will explore the use of tagging technologies in the research being conducted in the southern ocean around Antarctica. Students will simulate this tagging data in the classroom and will need to analyze, model, and interpret their data.
Students will study three birds (Osprey, Snowy Plover, Black Skimmer) relevant to conservation efforts in Northwest Florida. Students will research using texts and internet, then collect data on a field trip to the beach, and finally develop a presentation and present their findings. Students will explore physical traits, migration tendencies, bird sounds, hunting, and nesting […]