2. Antarctic Ecosystem Illustration created by Sea Secrets children's book artist and illustrator Kirsten Carlson encourages students to explore and compare living and non-living components from the Atlantic, the Pacfiic and the Southern Ocean. Download other ecosystem illustrations to help students make observations, and create comparisons.3. Know Your Ice Fact Sheet: Palmer LTER 4. Sea Ice Image Library. Sea ice is any form of ice found at sea which has originated from the freezing of sea water. Antarctic Sea Ice Processes & Climate Change library is loaded with images to help students identify the various forms. 5. The Amazing Race to Antarctica: In this exercise students review longitude/latitude, geographic landmarks and record their bearings along the way as they race to Palmer Station, Antarctica. 6. Torgersen Island Informational Sheet provides background on one of the island homes of the beloved Adélie penguin. Restricted access to the island is availalbe to visitors. Learn more. 7. Penguin Teacher Guide covers 17 species of penguins that live in the Southern Hemisphere. This New England Aquarium resource helps you investigate where penguins live and how they thrive in varying climates, ranging from Galapagos penguins living on tropical islands at the equator to the Adélie who depend on the ice of Antarctica near Palmer Station. 8. Investigating Krill Behaviors: Any organism must respond to changes in its environment in order to get food, avoid predators, and successfully breed and survive. In this exercise, students make inferences regarding the Antarctic krills behavioral responses in a changing environment using brine shrimp. 9. Palmer Station Time Series: Expand your perception of data! Review techniques useful to scientists as they analyze series of temperature data measurements taken at equal space/time intervals. 10. Multimedia: Two short (3 minute) glider videos comparing the Slocum Glider and the Remus AUV. (See labels: Robots 1 and Robots 2 in Palmer LTER Outreach multimedia gallery).
Are you finding these resources helpful? How are you using them and what other resources would you like to see? We would love to hear from you. Give us feedback below by leaving a "REPLY". Resources 1. Emperor Penguin Coloring Page: National Geographic Kids