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In this activity, students will understand the analog method of forecasting and make a weather prediction using the analog method.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this lesson, students calculate their carbon footprint and then determine how they can reduce it.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students will understand the climatology method of forecasting and make a weather prediction using the climatology method.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students make and record weather observations, and compare their observations to online weather data.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this project activity, students learn about different types of clouds and determine which type of cloud is most commonly overhead in their area over a period of four weeks.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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During this project, students observe convection current by performing two lab experiments. As a result of these activities, students develop an understanding of the process of convection, and apply the knowledge to processes in the atmosphere.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this lesson, students use ImageJ to create a 3D representation of a digital elevation model, then calibrate the image from known elevations. Using a slightly altered version of the digital elevation model (DEM), students compare what the elevation of the glacier might look like 100 years from now and explore how a DEM can be used to analyze changes in elevations over time.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this lesson, students will learn about global climate change, what causes global warming, and scientific projections about climate change in the near future.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students observe a demonstration of the role of thermal conductivity in heat transfer, explore the properties of snow, and design and conduct an experiment to compare the thermal conductivity of four substances.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students learn about the greenhouse effect and its possible effects on global warming and rising water levels on Earth.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students build an anemometer and then measure wind speed in areas of differing topography to study how natural and man-made topography affect wind speed.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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Students use the Internet to collect and compare data from a regional coastal weather station to data from an inland area (along similar latitudes) to determine what effect oceans have on temperature and climate.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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Students will design and conduct an experiment to test how long it takes for air to become saturated.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this lesson, students learn about the carbon cycle and how carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this lesson, students investigate basic principles that relate to thermohaline circulation. Then they view a short video that connects these concepts to oceanic circulation and the potential for climate change.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students explore insulation and heat transfer by designing and testing a soda insulator.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students use data collected in previous lessons ("The Science of Snow" and "Lake Ice and Energy Transfer") to determine the thermal conductivity of snow and mean conductive heat flow.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students use data collected in a previous lesson ("The Science of Snow") to determine snow temperature gradient.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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Students learn the composition and layers of the atmosphere through discussion, creation of a scale model, and a written exercise.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this lesson, students will review the hydrologic cycle and will identify its stages in their communities and will speculate on possible uses for hydrokinetic energy in their communities.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students observe a discrepant event, explore thermal energy and energy transfer, and apply their knowledge of energy transfer to sea ice processes.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students will learn that wind is named for the direction from which it comes. Students will practice with cardinal directions by running in the direction of the wind named by the teacher.

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Social Studies
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students will understand the persistence method of forecasting and make a weather prediction using the persistence method.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this lesson, students reflect upon the ways they prepare for warm and cold weather in their area by drawing and describing the clothes they wear on warm and cold days.

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Social Studies
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students use the scientific method to conduct a lab measuring snow density and calculating snow water equivalent.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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Students explore satellites - what they are, how they work, how they are used, and how to interpret satellite images of sea ice using Google Earth.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students learn how Earth's tilt and its relation to the sun affect the seasons.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students learn about the similarities and differences in water in its solid and liquid forms.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this lesson, students will listen to and discuss a short story. They will exhibit understanding of the story by completing worksheets. Then they will participate in writing a class story.

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English Language Arts
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students use a thermometer to measure temperature and then take an average of the temperatures. Students will investigate why temperature measurements vary and then compare student measurementsto official National Weather Service data.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students explore the physical properties of various objects by touching them while blindfolded.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this lab activity, students learn about albedo and the ice albedo feedback effect as it relates to snow, ice, and the likely results of reduced snow and ice cover on global temperatures.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students learn that information can be gathered both directly and remotely using their five senses or equipment.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students view current and past satellite images available on Alaska's web-based Geographic Information Network (GINA) in order to study weather patterns and sea ice movement on the Bering Sea and determine how weather patterns affect their local communities.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students will use the University of Alaskaâ€™s Web-based Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) to study sea ice in the Bering Sea and use the data to plan a hypothetical winter trip.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/22/2017
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In this activity, students learn about the evaporation stage of the water cycle by conducting an experiment to observe what happens when water is left in an open jar and a closed jar overnight.

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Science
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
05/23/2017
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In this activity, students explain how an electromagnetic wave differs from a mechanical waves. They will also investigate the relationship between frequency and vibration rate.

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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks