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Antarctica: Sea Ice

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Education, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics, Space Science, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
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PBS LearningMedia, PBS Learning Media, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development, Teachers' Domain, DLESE Community Collection
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Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School, Career / Technical
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Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Language:
English
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Activities and Labs, Images and Illustrations
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Text/HTML, Video
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Abstract:

This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, shows how sea ice forms in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica and how its seasonal fluctuation dramatically changes the continent. The segment, two minutes thirty-five seconds in length, includes rare footage of the destruction of the British ship 'Endurance', trapped and crushed by sea ice in 1914.

PBS LearningMedia Abstract:

This video segment adapted from NOVA uses microwave images to reveal how sea ice doubles the size of Antarctica each winter. Rare footage shows how sea ice crushed the famous ship Endurance in 1914.

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