Data + Polar Scientists + Something cool to share = Polar Data Stories
We work to make polar science interesting and digestible to teachers and students in grades 6-9. We partner with polar researchers to identify compelling stories that can be told through narrative interactive visualizations.
We will be releasing the Data Stories Series during the 2017-18 academic year.
- Each month we will host a 60 minute webinar to launch the Data Story of the month, introduce the scientist, and dive into the data and content a bit deeper.
- A few weeks later we will post on the Polar-ICE Facebook page responses to the open-ended questions at the end of each Data Story.
Come join us on the journey and dive in to learn more about the poles!
|Jan 3, 2018||Dr. Josh Kohut||Antarctica||Oceanic Features: Where, When, & What impact to animals? (earth science, abiotic/biotic interactions)|
|Feb 7, 2018||Dr. Matt Druckenmiller||Arctic||What are the effects of a warming Arctic? (earth science, atmosphere/ocean interactions)|
|Mar 7, 2018||In development||Arctic||In development (life science, vegetation)|
|Apr 4, 2018||In development||Arctic||In development (life science, animals)|
|May 2, 2018||In development||Antarctica||In development (life science, genetics)|
Polar-ICE Data Stories
- What are those whales doing? – Link to Data Story
- Listen to Dr. Ari Friedlaender interpret the data from this Data Story (follow along on page 6 of the Data Story)
- Related Lessons:
- Related Datasets: (coming soon)
- Related Resources: Whale track video; Mother and calf video
November 1, 2017 Webinar with Dr. Ari Friedlaender – Resources
- How and why are glaciers changing over time? – Link to Data Story
- Listen to Dr. Ellyn Enderlin interpret the data from this Data Story (follow along on page 10 of the Data Story) (coming 12/13/17)
- Related Lessons:
- “I’m Melting, I’m Melting!” (scroll down to Kristina Hayda, Cathy McBride, Stacey Sebert, Patrick Murray for lesson plan & supporting materials)
- Related Datasets:
- Related Resources:
- Centennial glacier retreat as categorical evidence of regional climate change, Roe, et. al., Nature Geoscience, Dec 2016
- PhET Glaciers Interactive Simulations
- Flubber flow gif
- Glacier Flubber recipe
- “In Peru’s Deserts, Melting Glaciers Are a Godsend (Until They’re Gone)” by: Nicholas Casey (Nov 26, 2017), New York Times
December 6, 2017 Webinar with Dr. Ellyn Enderlin – Resources