Virtual Classroom Resources

Interactive MultimediaText: Click here for more information

MultimediaUnit 1: Snow and Climate
Snow and climate
Weather vs. climate
Snow in the atmosphere
Snow crystals
Global snow cover
Snow and life

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here.


Unit 2: Studying Snow Cover
Studying snow cover
How does remote sensing work?
Using satellites to study snow
Why study snow cover?

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here



Unit 3: Snowfall and Snow Depth
Snowfall and snow depth
What is snowpack?
Measuring snow
Observing stations
Historical weather data
Why study snowpack?

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here


Unit 4: Temperature and Wind
Temperature and wind
What is temperature?
What is wind?
Measuring temperature
Measuring wind
Temperature and wind affect climate

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here


Unit 5: Climate Projections
What is a climate projection?
Climate projection challenges
SNAP climate projections

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here


Unit 6: Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous Observations
Adapting to a Frozen Land
Impacts on Communities

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here


Unit 7: Assessing Climate Change
Assessing Climate Change
Planning Solutions
Policymakers
Making Decisions
Arctic Case Studies

View the Ice Multimedia by Clicking Here

 

Other Classroom ResourcesText: Click here for more information

Unit 1: In the "Snow & Global Climate How To" lesson, learners are guided through the Snow: Collaborative Online Virtual Education and Resources (SnowCOVER) website to access the course and related resources. Users also learn how to access the Sustainable Learning Community (SLC) to participate in the online course forum.

Unit 2:“Studying Snow Cover” features an online lesson using free ImageJ software to measure and compare National Ice Center data on snow cover extent. The activity mimics the process scientists use to study this type of data.

Click on the links below to download the lesson, software and data needed to complete this activity.

Unit 3: "Snowfall and Snow Depth” features two online lessons using Google Earth to access historical snow data from 20 first-order weather stations in Alaska. The first lesson, "Under a Blanket of Snow" explains how to access and compare snow depth data for communities in Alaska. The second lesson, "The Snow Must Go On" explains how to access and compare snowfall data for communities in Alaska.

Click on the links below to download the lessons, software and files needed to complete this activity.

Unit 4: "Wind and Temperature" features an online lesson using Google Earth to access wind and temperature data for first-order weather stations in Alaska. The Unit 4 lesson "The Air Out There: Wind and Temperature" describes how to access and compare wind and temperature data for communities in Alaska.

Click on the links below to download the lesson, software and files needed to complete this activity.

Unit 5: "Climate Projections" features an online lesson using Google Earth to access Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning (SNAP) data for Alaskan communities. The Unit 5 lesson "Projecting the Future" describes how to access the data and draw conclusions about the impact of future climate on snowfall.

Click on the links below to download the lesson, software and files needed to complete this activity.

Unit 6: "Indigenous Knowledge" features an online lesson using Google Earth to access indigenous observation and weather station data for Alaska. In the Unit 6 lesson "Alaskan Eyewitnesses to Change", the learner will compare indigenous observations with climate data from nearby communities.

Click on the links below to download the lesson, software and files needed to complete this activity.