77 Degrees South

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Education, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Geoscience, Space Science
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, DLESE Community Collection
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Lower Primary, Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical, Adult Education
Language:
English
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan
Media Format:
Text/HTML, Video
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Abstract:

This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest area on the continent that is not covered by ice. Materials include a map and some brief facts about Antarctica and the valleys, such as size, location and physical properties (temperature, precipitation and others), and an online journal in which participants in the Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project discuss what it is like to live and work there. The journal entries include descriptions of some of the organisms that inhabit the extreme environments of the valleys, physical features of the valleys, and the strange mummified bodies of animals such as penguins and seals that have been preserved in the cold, dry climate. There is also a glossary of acronyms used in the project and a set of links to other websites with additional information about the Dry Valleys.

AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository Abstract:

This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest area on the continent that is not covered by ice. Materials include a map and some brief facts about Antarctica and the valleys, such as size, location and physical properties (temperature, precipitation and others), and an online journal in which participants in the Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project discuss what it is like to live and work there. The journal entries include descriptions of some of the organisms that inhabit the extreme environments of the valleys, physical features of the valleys, and the strange mummified bodies of animals such as penguins and seals that have been preserved in the cold, dry climate. There is also a glossary of acronyms used in the project and a set of links to other websites with additional information about the Dry Valleys.

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