SWARM 2019

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT SWARM + NSF Funding

 


SWARM Workshop 2019

Virtual Trip to Antarctica

 

Lesson Resources
1. Modeling with Polar Data:

How can models be used to make observations that enhance our knowledge about unique ecological systems, such as the hotspots in Palmer Deep?

Lesson Plan

Antarctica Introduction Slidedeck

Flyover of Antarctica

Modeling Group Slides – Instructor

Modeling Group Slides – Student

Student Modeling Worksheet

Exploring Palmer LTER Student Worksheet

Tools of Science – Modeling Video

Link to All Models

2. Station Activities:

How can temperature, salinity, currents and water viscosity affect where living organisms are found in the ocean?

Lesson Plan

Station Activities Slidedeck

Student Worksheet

Student Worksheet Answer Key

Station Directions

Ocean Convergence Extension

Density Tanks Extension

3. Penguins Foraging Activity:

Why are biological hotspots convergent zones for living organisms?

Lesson Plan

Penguin Foraging Slidedeck

Student Worksheet

Penguin Video Links

4. Organisms and Tools Web:

Which organisms, and populations of organisms, are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving factors?

Which tools can move through the water and collect data on a biological hotspot, such as Palmer Deep Canyon?

How might high frequency radar be used by ocean researchers to measure surface current velocity fields near the coast?

Lesson Plan

Critter Cards Slidedeck

Antarctic Food Web Lesson Plan

Antarctic Wildlife Cards

Organisms + Tools Cards

5. Testable Questions:

What influences biological hotspots at the Palmer Deep Canyon in Antarctica? How can we use testable questions to address this?

Lesson Plan

Testable Questions Slidedeck

Characteristics of Testable Questions

Testable Questions Examples

The Question Formulation Technique

6. Exploring the Data:

What influences biological hotspots at the Palmer Deep Canyon in Antarctica? What data do scientists collect to answer this question?

Lesson Plan

Exploring the Data Slidedeck

Intro to Revising Testable Questions Slidedeck

Dataset Introduction Videos

Lesson Dataset

7. Revising Testable Questions:

What influences biological hotspots at the Palmer Deep Canyon in Antarctica? How can we use testable questions to address this?

Lesson Plan

Revising Testable Questions Slidedeck

Revising Science Investigation Questions

8 & 9. Data Jam:

How can you identify and communicate the presence of hotspots in Palmer Deep?

Lesson Plan

Penguin Data Jam Slidedeck

Penguin Data Jam Worksheet

Data Jam Dataset

Data Visualization Activity Summary

Data Visualization Student Worksheet

Data Visualization Examples

Data Dispatches Project SWARM Data Dispatches