Arctic Sea Ice Extent
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This page first made public: Apr 17, 2013
- Students investigate the disappearance of Arctic Sea Ice and have an opportunity to research effects.
- Critical thinking and using a linear regression to discover a trend in nonlinear data.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Student teams investigate Arctic Sea Ice by analyzing actual data and making predictions. A worthwhile extension is to predict the first year that the Arctic Ocean will be ice free.
The Arctic Sea Ice Project (Acrobat (PDF) 752kB Mar17 13)The data and sources: Data Spreadsheet and LaTeX source file (Zip Archive 3.1MB Mar17 13)
Teaching Notes and Tips
- Assess the critical thinking displayed with the analysis of the trend.