MOSAiC Mondays

Are you an educator who wants to connect your classroom to one of the most extensive Arctic research expeditions ever conducted? We know you don't have a lot of extra time on your hands, so we want to make it easy for you. Each week, we'll provide you with short engagements (5-15 minutes) to connect your classroom to the MOSAiC research expedition. Check back here every Monday for quick engaging activities, short videos, real-time data from the ship, and more! Or, sign up to receive email reminders in your inbox every Monday.

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MOSAiC Monday - January 27, 2020
This week we'll introduce you to Earth's energy budget, an important science focus area of MOSAiC. Also, learn more about why scientists are interested in exploring the Arctic and how "warm" the Arctic gets. Finally, we're excited to announce we're launching the Museum of MOSAiC Art - find out how you can contribute artwork to one of our virtual galleries! Photo credit: Marcel Nicolaus 

MOSAiC Monday - January 20, 2020
This week: MOSAiC builds an airplane runway and battles a furry white menace. Can you figure out how thick sea ice must be to support an airplane landing on it? Also, learn more about MOSAiC's partnership with Reach the World. Photo credit: Michael Gallagher

MOSAiC Monday - January 13, 2020
In 2019, 20 early career scientists from around the world joined the first six weeks of the MOSAiC expedition on the icebreaker Fedorov. This week, learn more about the MOSAiC School 2019 and the experiences of the participants. Photo courtesy of APECS

MOSAiC Monday - January 6, 2020
This week, learn more about the 1893 Fram expedition to the Arctic by immersing yourself in a 360-degree virtual experience! Photo credit: Anne Gold

MOSAiC Monday - December 30, 2019
This week, we bring you our favorite moments from MOSAiC Monday 2019 and preview what's to come in 2020.

MOSAiC Monday - December 23, 2019
This week: Leg II of the MOSAiC expedition begins! Learn what participants have been up to and how they feel being so far from home. Image credit: AWI

MOSAiC Monday - December 16, 2019
The Polarstern is still in complete darkness, but change is slowly coming. This week: What is the winter solstice? Also, how many people are on the ship at a time? Photo credit: AWI

MOSAiC Monday - December 9, 2019
Leg II of the MOSAiC expedition is about to begin! This week, learn about buoys and look at some of the data coming in from MOSAiC buoys that were deployed in the Arctic. Also, MOSAiC scientist Dr. Marcel Nicolaus answers your question about changing sea ice. Photo credit: M. Gallagher

MOSAiC Monday - December 2, 2019
Who owns the Arctic? This week, we dive into that very tricky question, and explore why this is becoming more relevant as the seasonal Arctic sea ice shrinks. Image credit: European Parliamentary Research Service

MOSAiC Monday - November 25, 2019
This week we bring you a MOSAiC expedition week 10 update. Learn how the MOSAiC team has had to adapt to changing Arctic conditions and what they do to relax and have fun when they're not hard at work. Photo credit: Katharina Weiss-Tuider

MOSAiC Monday - November 18, 2019
This week, learn more about Arctic indigenous peoples and how their ways of life are being impacted by climate change. Also, fly through the Arctic in an immersive 360-degree video! Photo credit: Museum for Culture and Science

MOSAiC Monday - November 11, 2019
This week, explore why the Arctic experiences such extreme changes in day length throughout the year. And: We want your feedback! Let us know how MOSAiC Monday can best serve you.

MOSAiC Monday - November 4, 2019
This week: Check in with the MOSAiC expedition and learn what scientists have been up to. Also, scientist Emelia Chamberlain answers your question about Arctic wildlife.

MOSAiC Monday - October 28, 2019
This week: How is the climate changing, and what is going on in the Arctic?

MOSAiC Monday: October 21, 2019
This week: What is climate, and how is it different from weather? Also, read about two furry visitors that have been checking out the Polarstern.

MOSAiC Monday: October 14, 2019
What will the MOSAiC scientists be studying during the year-long expedition? How exactly do we define the Arctic region? Find out in this week's MOSAiC Monday.

MOSAiC Monday: October 7, 2019
This week: The MOSAiC expedition begins its drift! And: How do you prepare for a year-long Arctic research expedition? Photo credit: JR Ancheta, UAF

MOSAiC Monday: September 30, 2019
This week, learn about the Arctic expedition 125 years ago that inspired MOSAiC: Set sail with Fridtjof Nansen and the Fram!

MOSAiC Monday: September 23, 2019
This week, watch the expedition launch, take a 3D tour of the Polarstern, and submit your questions to MOSAiC scientists. Photo credit: Stefan Hendricks, AWI

MOSAiC Monday: September 16, 2019
This edition of MOSAiC Monday features a Planetarium show trailer, a map where you and your students can track the Polarstern, and more.