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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Teach Polar Science Concepts

"Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears", is an e-zine which focuses on preparing K-5 teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction.

Includes podcasts, articles, webinars, and an e-book collection.
Each title is differentiated for K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 and comes in 3 formats (text only, illustrated book, and e-book). The e-books can be read online and are narrated with an audio "play" button.

The titles include:
        • The Inupiat of Alaska and their response to climate change
        • What it's like to live and work at the South Pole
        • Polar exploration
        • Animals that are adapted to life in cold polar oceans
        • The art and science of building igloos
        • How glaciers shape the landscape
        • Blue whales and a Southern Ocean food chain
        • The relationships between plants, insects, and animals on the tundra
        • Lichen – a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga
        • The life cycle and yearly migration of sanderlings
        • The life of an arctic wolf
        • Mt. Erebus – Antarctica's most active volcano
        • How dark and light objects reflect solar energy
        • Polar geology
        • Why ice floats
        • Antarctica's weather and climate
        • The aurora
        • Polar dinosaurs
        • The characteristics of the Arctic and Antarctica