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Author

University of Maine

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Physics, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 27 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Polar Regions, Maine

Format

YouTube Video

University of Maine Greenland Field Experience 2022

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Synopsis
  • This video examines a university-led expedition to south Greenland, the purpose of that expedition, and the environmental changes happening in the Arctic. 
  • Students will learn about the hydrologic science research that was the primary focus of this voyage, the multiple universities that were involved in the voyage, and the rapid rise in the Arctic's average annual temperatures because of climate change.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The video is engaging and highlights college-level field research.
  • The audio mixing on this video is excellent.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should understand why climate change is impacting the Arctic.
  • Students should understand how changes in the Arctic impact the entire world.

Differentiation

  • This video could accompany a lesson on how climate change impacts human activity around the world.
  • This video could supplement a lesson on how human beings interact with the environment around them, and how these interactions shape culture and the physical features of an area.
  • This video could augment a classroom discussion on how climate change may impact how humans use natural resources.
  • This video could support a classroom discussion on how certain political and economic systems have contributed to the climate crisis, and how this crisis has impacted specific groups, cultures, and countries.
  • This video could be used for career conversations with students in an advisory class.
Scientist Notes

This video briefly overviews the University of Maine’s field experience program where students learn about Arctic research and Arctic systems in general. The video overviews the research the researchers did, their results, why the research was done, and what students gained from this experience. The video is a good introduction and example of what field work-based research is like for scientists. The information presented is accurate and this resource is recommended for teaching.

Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.ES.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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