Students will understand what sea ice is, where it is located, and how it moves; understand why scientists use remote sensing to study sea ice; design a drifter that meets criteria similar to current sea ice drifters that sense various aspects of the polar environment; and go through the engineering and design process to design, build, test and improve their sea ice sensor. For Powerpoint presentations, go here.

Climate Change
Grade Level Range: 
Elementary (4-5)