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Polar Science and Engineering: A Model for NGSS Practices
Ancient Warming in Antarctica? ;-)
Ancient Warming in Antarctica?

This web seminar took place on February 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Jihong Cole-Dai, professor of chemistry at South Dakota State University; Jay Johnson, drill operations engineer with the University of Wisconsin Madison's Ice Drilling Designs and Operations (IDDO) Group; and Linda M. Morris, education and outreach program manager for the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Cole-Dai began the presentation by discussing the science behind an ice core drilling project at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide field camp. He talked about the ability to determine past climate by analyzing evidence from polar ice sheets. Mr. Johnson then shared information about engineering a new type of ice core drill that allowed scientists to obtain the specific data they were looking for. Ms. Morris provided an overview of related educational materials that can help teachers engage students in the scientific and engineering practices in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "Very nice job integrating science and engineering to answer scientific questions."
  • "Wonderful information really helps us with our climate unit!"

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

Underwritten by the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office and the National Science Foundation
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