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Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements

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K-12 Polar Resources

PRISM offers annotated links to resource materials for K-12 educators, students, and the general public. Most resources are keyed to national academic standards.

These resources were chosen from lessons and resource lists made by K-12 educators who used the "TrackStar" lesson-maker sponsored by the High Plains R*TEC. They have all been reviewed by the Teacher Team of HPR*TEC and are suitable for classroom use at the time of posting. Teachers are urged, however, to always review the materials shortly before use in class to ensure suitability, as some sites disappear and their domain names are bought by purveyors of non-educational content.

The Polar Regions

Animals of the Polar Regions

Snow & Ice

Global Warming

Synthetic Aperture Radar


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Quick Peek!
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An Emperor Penguin in front of the ship, NATHANIEL B. PALMER. From NOAA Corps Collection. Photographer: Michael Van Woert, NOAA NESDIS, ORA.
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Quick Fact!
  The continent of Antarctica is 5.4 million square miles, all but 2.6 percent of which is ice-covered. The contiguous United States is 3.6 million square miles. Credit: NSF.  
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