Press release for students - Satellites and sea ice
From EGU -- A team of scientists lead by the American Ian Eisenman has suggested that maybe the amount of sea ice in the Antarctic hasn’t been increasing as fast as people had thought.
Click here for a PDF (link is external) of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online (link is external). This article was published July 22, 2014. This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?" (link is external)
Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range. If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments. To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: http://www.egu.eu/education/planet-press/articles/ (link is external).