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Polar Data Stories

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!

Date Scientist(s) Pole Topic
Mar 7, 2018 Dr. Joe Sexton Arctic What should we do about the trees? (life science, vegetation)
Apr 4, 2018 Dr. Kristin O’Brien Antarctic As ocean temperatures increase, how will Icefish do? (life science, icefish and hemoglobin)
May 2, 2018 In development Arctic In development (earth science, ocean features)

Each Data Story is built around a research-based approach to helping students learn with data. [Kastens, Krumhansl, & Bake (2015), Kastens & Krumhansl (2016)]

Polar-ICE Data Stories

What are those whales doing? (Nov 2017)

November 1, 2017 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Ari Friedlaender – Resources

How and why are glaciers changing over time? (Dec 2017)

December 6, 2017 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Ellyn Enderlin – Resources

What drives patterns in ocean change? (Jan 2018)

January 3, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Josh Kohut – Resources

What are the effects of a warming Arctic? (Feb 2018)

February 7, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Matt Druckenmiller – Resources

What should we do about the trees? (Mar 2018)

  • What should we do about the trees? – Link to Data Story (coming 3/5/18)
  • Listen to Dr. Joseph Owen Sexton interpret the data from this Data Story (follow along on page 8 of the Data Story) (coming 3/14/18)
  • Related Lessons: (coming 3/9/18)
  • Related Datasets: (coming 3/9/18)
  • Related Resources:

March 7, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Joseph Owen Sexton – Resources (coming 3/9/18)

  • Zoom Recording
  • Audio Only
  • Surround slidedeck
  • Dr. Sexton’s slidedeck