Marine Science Video Series (*In-Class Only* Assignments)
The Marine Science Video Series is a series of videos shared in class to help students tie together concepts taught during each model's lessons. These assignments are only available for students to complete in class for an extra grade. If they are not completed in class, during class time the assignment is excused.
The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas
Episode Summary: A look at the survival techniques of creatures that endure the harsh conditions of the Arctic and Antarctic. For animals at both poles, life is dominated by the annual retreat and advance of the freezing sea ice and the challenge of surviving winters when temperatures drop. In the Arctic the polar bear is the top predator, catching seals on the ice and forcing seabirds to nest high up on cliffs. In Antarctica the flightless penguins have no ground-based predators to deal with but lurking in the water is the constant threat from leopard seals.