Educational Packages - High Schools

Two packages of educational materials for teachers and students of lower and upper secondary schools were prepared to enhance literacy of Arctic Observations among teachers and students (IGFPAS). Each package consists of methodological material for teachers, and material for students.

Each package is foreseen for 2-3 didactical hours. However, teachers may also choose to teach parts of each module, or skip tasks as it suits the time available.

You can access the Educational Packages below, or watch a special Webinar dedicated to the packages, and hosted by Scientix

 

 

Package 1: Monitoring of the Arctic - Terrestrial.

The package is dedicated to the monitoring of the Arctic. Students get the general information about the Arctic, its borders and living conditions and find out why integrated Arctic observation system is crucial for understanding our Planet. Moreover, they learn what is observed and what are the main ways of collecting of data. They also become familiar with researcher’s work at polar stations and learn about work of meteorologist, geomagnetic observer, hydrochemist, glaciologist, geologist and geomorphologist. Thanks to that they may draw conclusions about working in the field and assess how they would like it.

Keywords: Arctic, Svalbard, terrestrial monitoring, meteorology, Earth magnetic field, hydrochemistry 

Age Range: 14-18

Didactical Hours: 2-3 didactical hours

Learning objectives: The student will:

 

Package 2: Monitoring the Arctic - Ocean.

The warming trend in the Arctic is twice as large as the global average in recent decades. The loss of sea ice amplifies the warming trend because the ocean surface absorbs more sun heat than the surface of snow and ice. How does that affect the planet? Thanks to the INTAROS package students will learn about the importance and uniqueness of the Arctic Ocean, how the sea ice extent is changing over years and what are the consequences of the melting ice and why the Arctic Ocean observations are crucial for understanding the planet. Moreover, they will become familiar with researcher’s work in polar regions and learn about various parameters measured and observed within marine monitoring. They will be able to  draw conclusions about working in the field and assess how they would like it.

Keywords: Arctic Ocean, Greenland, marine monitoring, sea ice, salinity, nutrients 

Age Range: 14-18

Didactical Hours: 2-3 didactical hours

Learning objectives: The student will:

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