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The development of an Arctic ice stream-dominated sedimentary system, the southern Svalbard Continental Margin (SVAIS)

Megan O'Neill, ARMADA Master Teacher
Mary Irwin, ARMADA Mentee

Print Resources
  • Meadows, D., et al. 2004. Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update. White River Junction (VT): Chelsea Green Publishing. 325 p.
    This book gives easy to understand information about the impacts of human growth population on our planet and resources from energy to food to land to clean water.
  • The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales and Dolphins. New York (NY): Alfred A. Knopf. 848 p.
    Descriptions and pictures of all whales and dolphins seen in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Longitude: The Story of A Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. New York (NY): Penguin Books. 196 p.
    Fantastic story about the way that longitude was finally conquered with the invention of the chronometer by James Harrison. Very interesting and relatively short.
  • Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration. NOAA: 2003. 179 p.
    This is full of 26 lesson plans that are fabulous tools for teaching Ocean Science. I particularly love the Polar Bear Panic! Activity because it teaches a lot of information about the Arctic, loss of sea ice and the impact on polar bears. I also use the Ocean Explorers to study marine science careers for high school students.
  • Project Wet. Bozeman (MT): Watercourse and the Council for Environmental Education 1995 517p.
    This book has numerous activities dealing with water. I particularly like and use the one on ocean currents called, "Great Water Journeys." This is very useful when teaching currents and ocean movements.
Web Resources
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; International Polar Year.
    The lesson plans located at this site are fun, easy to do and very informative. Not many materials needed and printable for anyone to use. Everything from the Arctic to Coastal planning of development to sea level increase is located here with lessons from Smithsonian, GLOBE and NOS.
  • VIMS Bridge - Sea Grant Ocean Science Education Center
    Tons of material and links for any ocean science topic you can imagine. All age ranges and levels. Wealth of information in one spot.
  • San Francisco Maritime National Park Activities
    Several fun activities even if you cannot go to San Francisco on ships and history of sailing. Crossword puzzles and ship terms are very useful and fun for students of all ages!
Audio/Visual Resources
  • Planet Earth. Video. BBC Video. 2007
    5 DVD series that explores the planet and its ecosystems. Some of the best video footage ever captured in every environment. Interesting narration by David Attenborough that explores predator/prey relationships and human pressures on the environment. Students love to watch this and get very involved.
  • The Ocean Drilling Program in Film. Joint Oceanographic Institutions/Ocean Drilling Program. 2005.
    Incredibly accurate view of life on a ship with interviews. Includes technical information that is easy to grasp for high school students of the coring sample collection procedure and the science of the process. Very useful tool!