Distance Learning

Remote learning about climate, weather, atmosphere, and Earth

Hi teacher friends,

At the UCAR Center for Science Education, we surveyed all our existing educational resources to identify which ones would work with students learning at home. Here's the link to the resource collection: Help K-12 Students Learn About Earth from Home.

  • Middle and high school learning on this page is organized by topic (weather, climate, air quality, atmosphere, Sun and space weather) and within each area are articles for students, activities, and online games and simulations.
  • Elementary learning is organized into UCAR activities that would work from home, Elementary GLOBE resources, and online simulations.
  • We've also linked to GLOBE citizen science projects that are easy to do at home (particularly documenting seasonal change) and our science videos.

Thanks for all that you are doing to help students in this odd time. Please post questions, comments, or related resources!

Take care,

Lisa Gardiner

 

Lisa Gardiner
Lisa Gardiner
70 Activity Points

Thank you for posting this resource.

Jake Schulke
Jake Schulke
1035 Activity Points

Thank you for this fantastic resource! It has been a big change to convert to teaching online especially as a first-year teacher. I will definitely be utilizing this resource this week especially the hurricane tracking activity! It is so important for our students to be able to view maps and data and be able to relate it to our content.

Camillia Ledbetter
Camillia Ledbetter
785 Activity Points

Oh my goodness! First year of teaching is tough enough without this pandemic pandaminium! I'm glad you see useful activities in this mix. I agree about maps and data. And building data analysis skills can be a good fit for distance learning. What grade(s) are you teaching? Let me know if you have questions or need more recommendations.

Lisa Gardiner
Lisa Gardiner
70 Activity Points

Thank you for consolidating the remote teaching resources into an easy to find and use place. I especially like how there are online games and simulations links. At my school we are only live teaching for one hour a day, so those online games and simulations are great for me to assign students to work on them independently and further their understanding.

Jill Minter-Cherry
Jill Minter-Cherry
565 Activity Points

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