Grades K-5

Education Resources

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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Magazine

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.

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

Climate Change and Water Information - 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)

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.”

Glacier Videos, Lessons, and More - NeoK12

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

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.

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 sciencegeologyoceans and oceanographyrainforests and general science. The oceans and oceanography has a section devoted to climate change and the ocean.

U.S. Geological 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.”

Glacier National Park Grades 4-6 Teaching Activities

Includes an Ice Spirits section with Native American and geologic perspectives on glaciers.

Greenland 2019 – Photo by Mark Carey