Animals, plants, and all living things are adapted to life in their natural surroundings.
In this lesson students use unit rates to find the speed at which the Earth rotates around the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Arctic Circle.
In this lesson students use rates, arc length, and trigonometry to determine the speed at which points on the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Arctic Circle travel due to the Earth’s rotation.
Solve these interactive story puzzles to find out how people and other animals live in the Arctic.
This episode of Flash Forward explores a future where the Arctic becomes a tourist destination just like the Bahamas or the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s been more than two decades since researchers took such a comprehensive look at the Arctic Ocean system, and the picture they captured is rapidly becoming outdated.
Our journey continues on MOSAiC: the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. Physicists, chemists, and biologists are all working to understand more about why Arctic ice is diminishing, and what it means for the planet.
Students will map and calculate the migration routes of Arctic species to learn about animals that spend part of their lives in the Arctic and how they are connected to other parts of the world for food and shelter.
Students build a three-dimensional model of the rotation of the earth to appreciate the extremes of daylight hours at different months of the year, and make connections between available sunlight and the growth and behavior of plants of the arctic.
Background information on the Arctic, including its ecosystems and animals.
Students create an arctic food web to understand the feeding connections and social relationships between tundra plants and animals.