October 10, 2016
This is the latest in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers aboard the National Science Foundation’s R/V Sikuliaq. Jil Callaghan is a 6th grade science teacher at Houck Middle School in Salem, Oregon. She is posting blogs for her students while aboard the Sikuliaq as part of a teacher at sea program through Oregon State University. Read more posts here. Track the Sikuliaq’s progress here.
By Jil Callaghan
Dated: 28 September 2016
As the timing of our science projects got shifted from encountering ice and equipment that didn’t always perform as expected, we ended up with time to allow a side trip to go and walk around on a piece of sea ice. We had fun but there was science too: we collected ice samples to look at any possible sediment the ice may have trapped as it was formed. We also collected water from underneath the ice that will be studied for what type of organisms are living there.
This post was originally published on thedynamicarctic.wordpress.com