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The Hurricanes: Science and Society Website
The Hurricanes: Science and Society website is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hurricanes. The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes,...
Dry Up Baby! Anhydrobiosis
This lab activity offers students an exploration into the survival mechanisms of organisms inhabiting the extreme environmental conditions of the Polar Regions. Students will design experiments using Tardigrades and...
Life in Extreme Environments: Who is on Top in the Food Chain and How Much do They Eat?
This lab activity encourages students to design experiments in order to gain some understanding of the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or provided by the...
Physics of Antarctic Snow Domes
In this activity students, will investigate the thermodynamic properties of Antarctic snow domes, which are built as emergency shelters from the harsh Antarctic weather conditions. As part of the activity, the students...
Pressure Versus Force: Landing on Ice!
In this activity students experiment with the relationship between pressure, force, and area by calculating the force and pressure exerted by a LC-130 aircraft on the ice runway in McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. The...
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