The Role of Polar Regions in Earth’s Changing Climate System

During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists representing NSF, NOAA, and NASA talked to teachers about the International Polar Year and the role of the Polar Regions in the Earth’s changing climate system. The presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about ice cores and the role of Arctic clouds in the climate system. The activities served as models for activities the teachers could do with students in their classrooms. All participants received a DVD and CD set and educational posters that can be used as a resource for classroom discussion.


This symposium was held at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Denver, CO. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8.



For more information contact symposia@nsta.org


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