Thursday, March 15, 2012

Life on the Ice

It feels like such a downer to be reading a story about the Arctic and Antarctic when we are embarking on spring...but alas, we can't skip stories in our reading book! Life on the Ice talks about the reasons why scientists go to the North and South Poles, what they see and do, and why their jobs are important for Earth. We just finished up a weather unit a while ago, so the kids had a lot of background knowledge on climate change.
I found some amazing resources at the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears site at Ohio State University.

A few of my students had a hard time keeping the Arctic and Antarctic regions straight. This nifty little foldable and other resources helped a lot! It had a list of great books to read on the subject too!

Faces of (Arctic) Climate Change Video

Video on Arctic Climate Change

Disappearing Sea Ice Video

See other Journeys posts here.

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