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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 partnered with polar researchers to identify compelling stories that could be told through narrative interactive visualizations.

We released the Data Stories Series during the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Each month we hosted 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 [see flyer for 2017-18 Data Stories Series]
  • A few weeks later we posted here the scientists providing responses to the open-ended questions at the end of each Data Story.

Dive in to each and any of the resources below to learn more about the poles through data!

Each Data Story was 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)

March 7, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Joseph Owen Sexton – Resources

As ocean temperatures increase, how will Icefish do? (Apr 2018)

April 4, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Kristin O’Brien – Resources

What kinds of sea ice are changing? (May 2018)

May 9, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Alice Bradley – Resources

Where are those microplastics coming from and going? (June 2018)

June 6, 2018 Teacher Webinar with Dr. Alexis Janosik – Resources