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ERIC Number: EJ826145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Arctic Research and Writing: A Lasting Legacy of the International Polar Year
Englert, Karl; Coon, Brian; Hinckley, Matt; Pruis, Matt
Science Teacher, v76 n1 p20-26 Jan 2009
Recently, senior-level physics students joined thousands of scientists from over 60 nations to examine a wide range of physical, biological, and social research topics as part of the International Polar Year (IPY). Through a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research project, these students applied physics concepts to the study of Arctic sea ice. They participated in an authentic proposal writing contest focused on dramatic changes observed in the Arctic environment and developed a research question to examine why these changes are occurring. This article describes their participation in this exciting hands-on project. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A