Glaciers, Climate, and Society

Educational Resources: Grades K-5


Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Funded by the NSF and hosted by Ohio State University, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online magazine for K-5 teachers providing standards-based issue themes that include climate change, icebergs and glaciers, and arctic people. The site also provides grade-level reading material, podcasts, and a superb photo gallery.

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

 

Climate Education for K-12

Climate Education for K-12

Climate Education for K-12
Designed to help educators understand climate and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate learning material from this site into their class lessons. Contains education material ranging from very simple concepts to more complicated climate and weather issues.

 

Education.com Glacier Movement Effect on Earth

Education.com Glacier Movement Effect on Earth
Education.com provides an interactive experiement that allows students to model what happens to the earth's surface when ice moves over the land.

Education.com Glacier Movement Effect on Earth

 

Geology.com

Geology.com

Geology.com
Geology.com is a great resource for finding information about everything from climate change to water. The site also includes teaching resources and the latest news articles about geology and related fields.

 

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (3-5)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (3-5)
Contains a number of teaching activities to be run for students in a number of grades. Including, "Modeling Glacier Dynamics with Flubber" and a "Pressure Melting of Ice: Demonstration."

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

 

NeoK12

NeoK12 Glaciers

NeoK12 Glaciers
This website provides educational videos, lessons, and activities for K-12 educators.

 

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop
This website provides access to lesson materials for educators. The section "Processes of the Planet"contains a workshop on glaciation. Each lesson plan includes the following information: learning intention, task, and success criteria.

Our Dynamic Earth: Glaciation Workshop

 

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12

Teaching and Learning Center: K-12
The Teaching and Learning Center website contains a thorough database of education resources on topics including, earth and environmental science, geology, oceans and oceanography, rainforests and general science. The oceans and oceanography has a section devoted to climate change and the ocean.

 

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources
The USGS website contains an education section with resources divided by grade lavel. Highlights in the K-6 section include links to "Earthshots Satellite Images of Enviornmental Change," activities and a teaching guide related to global change (grades 4-6), and "Common Questions and Myths about Glaciers."

U.S. Gelogical Survey Education Resources

 

University of Kentucky Interactive Glacier Activity

University of Kentucky Interactive Glacier Activity

University of Kentucky Interactive Glacier Activity
Allows users to examine the effects of precipitation and temperature on glaciers in an interactive module. Provides information about glacier types, anatomy, movement, erosion, and more.