Icebergs

Useful Websites

The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

Site title

International Ice Patrol

Site Producer

US Coast Guard

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
high school -

Synopsis

A nice, thorough site that looks at several of the iceberg related areas. The oceanography section here is the focus of our investigation and is stocked full of useful information. This section goes into the history of their program and why the Ice Patrol was formed. A user will also find information about influencing ocean currents, general iceberg drift charts, temperature archives, and iceberg detection procedures. And this is just the tip of the sites abundance of information.

Site title

National Ice Center

Site Producer

NOAA

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
high school -

Synopsis

Not only does this site provide daily plots of icebergs, it goes into the explanation behind these plots and what they mean. There is a section for first time users that goes more into the iceberg and the differences between them. From there, a user can learn about the process of tracking the icebergs and then view the plots with a better understanding of the process. The site also offers an archive of information that works nicely for comparing and contrasting months.

Site title

Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador

Site Producer

Dr. Stephen E. Bruneau Ph. D

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
all

Synopsis

This site provides the student and teacher with many gorgeous pictures of icebergs found in the Arctic region. The home page and the "Facts" page provide you with a wealth of iceberg facts and trivia. Another page explains and provides illustrations of the six types of icebergs. Teachers and students can download or print from the website an iceberg observation form. Even though your students may be kilometers away from the real thing (icebergs), a creative teacher with a little ingenuity could easily design a hands-on lab that allows students to use the observation form.

Site title

Glacier Power

Site Producer

ASF Education Outreach

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
all

Synopsis

Glaciers give birth to icebers through "calving." This site has many activities for students and teachers. Lesson plans are included. The "Ice Worms"guide you through the site.

Site title

Snowtastic Snow

Site Producer

Developed by students for THINKQUEST JUNIOR

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
all

Synopsis

Here you will find snow in literature, sports, history, and science. Do you know what "death cookies" or "mashed potato snow" means? Check it out in their Snow Dictionary. It also contains Eskimo and Inuit words that refer to snow! Have you ever heard of a "yooper scooper?" You'll find it under Slang Terms in their dictionary. The site has activities and games for young students. If you click on SCIENCE, it will take you to information and visuals on glaciers and icebergs.

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