Resource Image The Sea Ice Board Game

by: Kathryn Berry Bertram
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Type of Resource: Journal Article
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Publication Title: Science Scope
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Grade Level: Middle School


The National Science Foundation-funded Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) provides “curriculum resource-based professional development” materials that combine current science information with practical classroom instruction embedded with “best practice” techniques for teaching science to diverse students. The Sea Ice Board Game, described here, is one of 183 ACMP hands-on lessons designed to help students around the nation understand weather and climate. In addition, the game illuminates 14 of the most common types of sea ice and introduces the four stages of the sea ice cycle (formation, growth, deformation, and disintegration).

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Science Discipline: (mouse over for full classification)
Scientific habits of mind
Intended User Role:Curriculum Supervisor, Informal Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
Educational Issues:Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies


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National Standards Correlation

This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.  

This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.  

  • Science as Inquiry
    • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
  • Process Standards for Professional Development
    • Design
      • Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
    • Learning
      • Build on the teacher's current science understanding, ability, and attitudes. (NSES)
  • Content Standards
    • Quality Teaching
      • Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately. (NSDC)
  • Teaching Standards
    • Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
      • Create a setting for student work that is flexible and supportive of science inquiry.
      • Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.
      • Identify and use resources outside the school.

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Global Climate Change
  Adah (San Antonio, TX) on January 29, 2013
  The National Science Foundation funded Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) which provides resources that can be used in the classroom to enhance students understanding of the effects of global climate change. Although the article deals primarily about this game this article describes what other resources are available to teachers to use in their classroom. Games are always a good way for students to learn and knowing about other free available resources is a bonus for teachers as well.