EARTH Lesson Drafts
December 8, 2016 – Pensacola

Finding Buoy Engineering Challenge

This project will introduce students to current research being conducted in the Arctic, through the work of Dr. Hill at Old Dominion University. The WARM research project aims to collect light intensity and temperature measurements under the Arctic ice pack to determine the link between light penetration and surface ocean warming. In this lesson students […]

Gardening in the Arctic

Using the data from Dr. Victoria Hill’s Arctic Buoy Research, students will analyze how light, temperature and nutrients impact phytoplankton growth. Graphs will be generated from Buoys #1 and #3 that captured chlorophyll data. Students will explore which factor contributes the most on phytoplankton growth: light or temperature. Additionally, light intensity will be investigated for […]

Hang Ten on an Ice Flow

Studying biological and physical processes in harsh or remote environments introduces very unique and unpredictable challenges for researchers. Dr. Victoria Hill runs into some of these obstacles while studying light and temperature in the Arctic as well as the effects caused by warming of the ocean. Students will develop a workable model to recreate and […]


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