Abstract: Through 3,000 meters of ice, a history of the world's climate was discovered in Greenland. Beginning in 1993 scientists from all over the world participated in a project that brought this environmental record to light. Inspired by the compilation and research results from GISP2, Into the Arctic is designed to offer instructional materials and activities for teachers to use in the many contexts of ... their daily teaching routine. Its unique feature is providing 'real' data collected and used by research scientists as well as providing students with the questions scientists grapple with in their research. There are no right or wrong answers, students are presented with the data as it exists and it is left to them to hypothesize how the questions might be answered.
Lessons and activities are designed for use by high school students in courses such as Earth Science, History, Social Studies, or Chemistry. Information and activities are divided into four sections: Climate, Climate Change, El Nino and the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Project 2. The subjects selected range from the broad (Climate and Climate Change) to the more specific (El Nino and the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2) to provide the reader with a background in earth science that can then be applied using broadly related case studies.
[Summary adapted from Into the Arctic: Information and Educational Activities for Studying Climate description.]