Archive: Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Series: Integrating Science and Literacy for the K-5 Classroom, Seminar 1: Polar Geography, May 27, 2008

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This Web Seminar, developed in collaboration with the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) took place on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. In this program Jessica Fries-Gaither, Project Director and Elementary Resource Specialist for the Ohio Resource Center, and Dr. Carol Landis, Education Coordinator at the Byrd Polar Research Center, featured the online magazine titled: Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears. This magazine provides resources and strategies for teachers interested in integrating science and literacy. For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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Reviews (4)
  • on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:45 PM

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears webinar provided examples of strategies that enhance both science and literacy. Showing similarities and difference of the Arctic and Antarctic, it enables participants to understand each more fully. This is a good place to find ways to integrate science and literacy.

Ronda E
Ronda E

  • on Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:27 PM

One of my first webseminars with the NSTA was in the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Series, and I have been hooked into webseminars ever since. I highly recommend this series for elementary and middle school teachers. The information provided is perfect for environmental or climate change studies. A great series of webseminars and well worth the time to veiw!

Susanne Hokkanen  (Orland Park, IL)
Susanne Hokkanen (Orland Park, IL)

  • on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:25 PM

Do your young students have a 'sense of place' about the Arctic and Antarctic? How do you develop this type of awareness? Jessica Fries-Gaither, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Project Director and Dr. Carol Landis, Education Outreach Specialist, Byrd Polar Research Center show you how to combine polar geography and literacy using several types of strategies. Discover how your fist and thumb can become the shape of Antarctica !

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton

  • on Mon May 08, 2017 12:48 AM

The web seminar by Dr. Carol Landis, explains the Artic region very detailed and it shows a map that guides you to see part of the Artic. It talks about the wildlife and climate. There is an interesting part that discussed how the climate change is affecting the Antartic. You can incorporate other concepts or subject into this lesson.

Viridiana Castro  (Cypress, TX)
Viridiana Castro (Cypress, TX)

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