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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.

 

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US Coast Guard

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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.

 

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NOAA

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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.

 

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Dr. Stephen E. Bruneau Ph. D

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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.

 

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ASF Education Outreach

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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.

 

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Developed by students for THINKQUEST JUNIOR

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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.