Developer: NOAA

  • Using authentic data and two hands on activities, students explore the driving forces for ocean currents, with a focus on the Arctic Ocean.
  • Students simulate a sampling of Arctic marine biology communities to learn about the limitations of biologic sampling techniques and marine biodiversity in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Students analyze sea ice cover, nutrient, and primary productivity data to understand factors that may limit primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Classroom Activity
    Jelly Critters
    Students conduct research on species of gelatinous zooplankton, and learn about their importance in the Arctic food web.