Energy Sources of the Polar Regions Jessica Fries-Gaither Elementary Resource Specialist and Project Director Ohio State U...
Integrating polar science and literacy in K-5 classrooms This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under G...
Monthly thematic issues of a free online magazine: <ul><li>Past issues: </li></ul><ul><li>A Sense of Place </li></ul><ul><...
Upcoming issues: <ul><li>Mammals </li></ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Biomes </li></ul><ul><...
Each issue’s content includes… <ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual ...
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears  blog <ul><li>News from the polar regions </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Opportunities </l...
Today’s presentation features material related to the October 2008 issue: Energy and the Polar Environment http://beyondpe...
The Polar Regions and Natural Resources More information in: “Natural Resources at the Poles: A Story of Controversy and D...
Introducing Natural  Resources Agatha’s Feather Bed  by Carmen Agra Deedy Everything Comes From Something Where Did that P...
Where Does Electricity Come From? My Light  by Molly Bang Visualize our use of energy to create electricity Re-read and cl...
Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuel Search Students hunt for “coal” and learn about scarcity of non-renewable resources.  Chocolate C...
Connecting natural resources to the polar regions: ANWR Land of Dark, Land of Light: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  ...
Renewables: Solar, Water, Wind  Pinwheels Spin the Saltine Solar Cooker s’mores Waterwheel Work
Renewable or Nonrenewable? Classifying Natural Resources
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine Issue 7, October 2008 http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/   Beyond Penguins and Pola...
Science and Literacy Lessons <ul><li>Hands-on science lessons for grades K-2 and 3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Science lessons are...
Virtual Bookshelf <ul><li>Written by a children’s librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Books...
Nonfiction stories for students <ul><li>Feature Story column of the magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Available at three grade le...
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Energy Sources of the Polar Regions

  1. 1. Energy Sources of the Polar Regions Jessica Fries-Gaither Elementary Resource Specialist and Project Director Ohio State University [email_address]
  2. 2. Integrating polar science and literacy in K-5 classrooms This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0733024. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Nick Russill
  3. 3. Monthly thematic issues of a free online magazine: <ul><li>Past issues: </li></ul><ul><li>A Sense of Place </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from the Polar Past </li></ul><ul><li>Day, Night, and Seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Weather and Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Water, Ice, and Snow </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks and Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and the Polar Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s Changing Surface </li></ul>U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. 4. Upcoming issues: <ul><li>Mammals </li></ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Biomes </li></ul><ul><li>Oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Peoples of the Arctic </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Icebergs and Glaciers </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Explorers </li></ul><ul><li>Science at the Poles </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul>Jef Maion www.maion.com
  5. 5. Each issue’s content includes… <ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Bookshelf </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Assessment Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular connections </li></ul><ul><li>Standards alignment </li></ul>Will Steger
  6. 6. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears blog <ul><li>News from the polar regions </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly polar news roundups </li></ul><ul><li>Polar research </li></ul>http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/polar National Science Foundation
  7. 7. Today’s presentation features material related to the October 2008 issue: Energy and the Polar Environment http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/
  8. 8. The Polar Regions and Natural Resources More information in: “Natural Resources at the Poles: A Story of Controversy and Debate”
  9. 9. Introducing Natural Resources Agatha’s Feather Bed by Carmen Agra Deedy Everything Comes From Something Where Did that Pencil Come From? The Study of Natural Resources Students think about the resources used to manufacture everyday objects. Vocabulary: natural resource “ Everything comes from something, Nothing comes from nothing. Just like paper comes from trees, And glass comes from sand, An answer comes from a question. All you have to do is ask.”
  10. 10. Where Does Electricity Come From? My Light by Molly Bang Visualize our use of energy to create electricity Re-read and classify sources of electricity, or use in-depth explorations Vocabulary: renewable and nonrenewable resource
  11. 11. Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuel Search Students hunt for “coal” and learn about scarcity of non-renewable resources. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining Students simulate the process of mining for coal and land reclamation.
  12. 12. Connecting natural resources to the polar regions: ANWR Land of Dark, Land of Light: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Karen Pandell
  13. 13. Renewables: Solar, Water, Wind Pinwheels Spin the Saltine Solar Cooker s’mores Waterwheel Work
  14. 14. Renewable or Nonrenewable? Classifying Natural Resources
  15. 15. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine Issue 7, October 2008 http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/ Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears blog Post: Energy Sources and the Polar Regions http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/polar/ Interested in Learning More?
  16. 16. Science and Literacy Lessons <ul><li>Hands-on science lessons for grades K-2 and 3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Science lessons are paired with literacy lessons for easy integration </li></ul><ul><li>NSES and NCTE/IRA standards alignment </li></ul>
  17. 17. Virtual Bookshelf <ul><li>Written by a children’s librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Books support science content of issue </li></ul><ul><li>Pair with science lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Polar book club on Shelfari </li></ul>
  18. 18. Nonfiction stories for students <ul><li>Feature Story column of the magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Available at three grade levels (K-1, 2-3, and 4-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Available as text, illustrated book, and electronic book </li></ul>

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