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Braving the Wilderness: A Polar Digital Story
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Braving the Wilderness: A Polar Digital Story

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This presentation of a digital story (narration, images, and soundtrack in a short video) features the polar regions. The story was produced by the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011
The Last Great Race: Teaching the Iditarod
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The Last Great Race: Teaching the Iditarod

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This article gives background information on the Iditarod race in Alaska and shows how the race can be used in Grades K-5 classrooms to incorporate science, geography and language arts. The author provides links to resources that involve reading expository tests and writing assignments as well as working with real-time data. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011
Meet Alicia Shelley: An Arctic Ambassador
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Meet Alicia Shelley: An Arctic Ambassador

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In an interview, a zookeeper at the Columbus, Ohio, polar bear exhibit describes time she spent at Churchill, Manitoba, educating tourists about polar bears and what can be done to help populations in the wild. This interview appeared in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011
PCs and Polar Bears
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PCs and Polar Bears

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This article looks at the growing energy consumption from consumer electronics and the increases it may cause in greenhouse gases and global warming. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Ohio State University
Date Added:
10/17/2011
Penguins Only in Antarctica? It's Not So Black and White!
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Penguins Only in Antarctica? It's Not So Black and White!

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This article introduces the 17 species of penguins and shows how a study of penguin habitats and life cycles can fulfill national science content standards for K-grade 5. The author provides links to web resources and suggests books. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011
Pierre the Penguin: Teaching About Heat and Insulation Through Adaptations
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Pierre the Penguin: Teaching About Heat and Insulation Through Adaptations

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In this article, a newspaper article about a penguin outfitted with a wetsuit is the impetus for a lesson on heat and insulation in marine animals. Students learn about feathers and blubber and think about the role of scientists in observing and caring for animals in the lab. Included are links to lessons and activities and a list of recommended children's books. This article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011
Where Does the Arctic Begin? End?
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Where Does the Arctic Begin? End?

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This article points out that there is no one official definition for the Arctic. Then the author identifies definitions ranging from geography to climate to culture and more. Maps and other visuals illustrate the definitions. The author suggests that defining the Arctic can be an example for K-Grade 5 students of the nature and challenges of classification systems. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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Science
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Student Guide
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/17/2011