MOSAiC Webinar Series for Educators: Arctic Feedbacks Curriculum
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 30 September 2020
Where: Online: 1:30-2:00 pm AKDT, 5:30-6:00 pm EDT
Join us as members of the MOSAiC expedition education and outreach team lead you through the new MOSAiC-related curriculum, "Arctic Feedbacks: Not all warming is equal”. The curriculum can easily be adapted to virtual learning as students engage with immersive 360° virtual expeditions, authentic Arctic datasets, and App-based labs to discover why the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world!
Context for Use:
“Arctic Feedbacks” is a middle/high school earth science unit focused on weather and climate as it relates to Earth’s system. The unit is centered around an anchoring phenomenon known as Arctic amplification and consists of ten unique lessons, each tied to the NGSS Earth’s systems standards. Each lesson provides students with evidence they will use to explain anchoring phenomenon in a final descriptive model and written explanation.
The MOSAiC expedition is one of the largest Arctic research expeditions ever conducted with more than 500 scientists from 19 countries participating. The goal of the expedition is to study all aspects of the changing Arctic climate system by freezing a ship in ice and drifting with the ice for an entire year! Since the start of the expedition in September 2019, MOSAiC scientists have braved sub-zero temperatures, months of total darkness, curious polar bears, and logistical challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, this unprecedented expedition has persisted and will continue through October 2020.
Bring MOSAiC into your virtual classrooms today!
WHO: K-12 science teachers.
WHAT: Webinar focused on the MOSAiC-related curriculum, "Arctic Feedbacks: Not all warming is equal".
WHY: The MOSAiC expedition will continue through October 2020. Take advantage of the many MOSAiC-related virtual teaching tools and connect your students to the science and adventure of the MOSAiC expedition in real-time!
HOW: Register for the webinar to receive an invitation and Zoom link for the event.