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  The Fragile Ice

Symposium participants work on one of the classroom activities. During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the role of ice in Earth's changing climate. The presenters shed light on the health of the artic regions of the world based on data collected from ice core samples and satellite observations. In addition to providing a science update on this topic, the presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8.

This symposium was held in St. Louis, MO, at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in celebration of the International Polar Year. All participants received educational materials from NASA, NOAA, and NSF funded programs.

For more information contact symposia@nsta.org

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