Beyond Penguins and   Polar Bears Kimberly Lightle, PI [email_address] College of Education and Human Ecology Ohio State U...
Integrating [Polar] Science and Literacy in K-5 Classrooms This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under...
Monthly thematic issues of a free online magazine: <ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons & Activities </li><...
Project Partners
Past Issues
Issue to focus on today: Keeping Warm
<ul><li>What science concepts are covered? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat and temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conductio...
Feature Story <ul><li>“ At Home in the Cold”  </li></ul><ul><li>Three grade bands – K-1, 2-3, 4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Print ...
Literacy Strategy – Readers Theater <ul><li>Students stage a dramatic presentation of a text by reading from a script, usi...
Blubber Glove Demonstration <ul><li>The activity is found in the Feature Story article:  http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/is...
We can’t forget the podcasts… <ul><li>“ Warm Blankets and Cold Breezes: Misconceptions About Heat and What To Do About The...
Join our social network http://beyondpenguins.ning.org/
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears  blog <ul><li>News from the polar regions </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Opportunities </l...
Get involved with  Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears ! <ul><li>Write a column </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot test BPPB resources </...
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Keeping Warm: Investigating Heat and Temperature

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We explore physical science concepts, such as heat, conductors, and insulation, and apply this knowledge to the animals and people in the Arctic and Antarctica. Explore adaptations and behaviors through hands-on science lessons, informational text, and Readers Theater scripts. Use formative assessment and discrepant events to target student misconceptions about heat. We know your students will quickly "warm up" to science with these ideas!

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Keeping Warm: Investigating Heat and Temperature

  1. 1. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Kimberly Lightle, PI [email_address] College of Education and Human Ecology Ohio State University Images: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sue Sheridan
  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.
  3. 3. Monthly thematic issues of a free online magazine: <ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Text </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>Standards alignment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Partners
  5. 5. Past Issues
  6. 6. Issue to focus on today: Keeping Warm
  7. 7. <ul><li>What science concepts are covered? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat and temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply these concepts to the animals that live in the polar regions </li></ul><ul><li>Explore adaptations and behaviors through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers Theater scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use formative assessments and discrepant events to uncover students misconceptions about heat </li></ul>
  8. 8. Feature Story <ul><li>“ At Home in the Cold” </li></ul><ul><li>Three grade bands – K-1, 2-3, 4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Print (with change language feature), illustrated, and e-book </li></ul><ul><li>e-book for grades 4-5: http://rs1.contentclips.com/ipy/fwd/ipy_0912_str_45_1576.html </li></ul>Link in header to all feature stories!
  9. 9. Literacy Strategy – Readers Theater <ul><li>Students stage a dramatic presentation of a text by reading from a script, using intonation, gestures, and facial expression to add meaning and interest to the performance </li></ul><ul><li>No props, costumes, sets, or memorization required making it easy to incorporate into a classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Research has shown that the activity can help students develop reading fluency and improve comprehension of the performed text as well as that of new and unpracticed texts </li></ul><ul><li>Article link: http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/issue/column.php?date=December2009&departmentid=professional&columnid=professional!literacy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blubber Glove Demonstration <ul><li>The activity is found in the Feature Story article: http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/issue/column.php?date=December2009&departmentid=literacy&columnid=literacy!feature (under Related Activities) and in the Science and Literacy Lessons and Activities article: ( http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/issue/column.php?date=December2009&departmentid=literacy&columnid=literacy!lessons ) under the “Keeping Warm” section. </li></ul>
  11. 11. We can’t forget the podcasts… <ul><li>“ Warm Blankets and Cold Breezes: Misconceptions About Heat and What To Do About Them” </li></ul><ul><li>Students know that blankets keep them warm, but often misunderstand why. Dr. Valerie Otero shares some activities that helps us target these &quot;misconceptions,&quot; and gives us a new way to think about student ideas in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/issue/column.php?date=December2009&departmentid=professional&columnid=professional!podcast </li></ul>
  12. 12. Join our social network http://beyondpenguins.ning.org/
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Get involved with Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears ! <ul><li>Write a column </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot test BPPB resources </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute student work </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in our web seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in our learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Share our project with others </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Jessica Fries-Gaither </li></ul>

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