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A variety of classroom activities and lessons on Antarctica from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, including: Coping with the Cold, Blubber Glove, Salt Concentration, Penguin Adaptation, Chick Die-Off, Changes in Antarctic Ice, and Creating Plankton. Discover how penguins are the "litmus paper of the sea," see satellite imagery of the changing ice formations around Antarctica, and learn how animals can survive in sub-freezing water. Links to other Aquarium modules.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cryology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-593
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Gulf of Maine Aquarium

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)