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Search: Location:

Astronomy / Cosmology
   General Biology
   Biodiversity / Ecosystems
   Entomology (Insects)
   Ornithology (Birds)
  Marine Biology:
     Icthyology (Fish)
     Benthic Life (Clams, Starfish, etc...)
     Marine Mammals
   Meteorology / Weather
Earth Science:
   Ice / Snow / Glaciology
   Hydrology / Rivers / Oceans
     General Geology
     Plate Tectonics
     Other Geology
   General Physics
   Particle Physics

How to use this search page
Looking for specific polar science content? Click the boxes below. The Search field will locate material by and about specific teachers and researchers involved in the TEA Program. Search using last names or keywords, if you do not know the name of a teacher or researcher involved in TEA leave it blank. The location button allows you to look for information related to just one or both of the polar regions. Be sure to click the search button!

The results
The search results provide information about science research documented on this web site. Each result includes a summary of the field experience, the name of the teacher and researcher on the team, links to specific suggested journal entries and the teacherís page, the year the research was conducted, and a list of content topics covered in the journal. Search results will be listed in descending order starting with the most recent field year. Teachers who were in the field in more recent years were able to better use technology to communicate their experiences both in text and images. If your search does not give you any results, try again using fewer selections.

Why this Search
The TEA site contains a wealth of information about polar research. All teachers who worked with research teams via the TEA Program were required to keep a journal and communicate their experiences to students, teachers, and the general public. The journals written by these teachers document not only the experience of working on a research team in a polar environment, but also convey the excitement of research. These first person accounts are an excellent resource for bringing the excitement of science into the classroom. The search function was developed to help teachers and students locate information that would be most meaningful to their specific classroom experiences. All these journals do an excellent job of conveying the national science standard of human as a science endeavor, but they do so from a variety of science content perspectives.

This search function was developed by TEA teacher Amie Foster, Rob McDonald, and Arlyn Bruccoli. Many TEA teachers contributed to its development, but it would never have come to fruition were it not for the work of Ms. Foster and the considerable technical expertise of Mr. McDonald.