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