The February issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine is now available!
Arctic and Antarctic Birds was co-produced with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This partnership allows us to bring you exciting and engaging ideas for incorporating birds into a life sciences unit.
Do you want to know more about birds and their adaptations? This month's Science Content Knowledge article discusses some of the birds that live in or migrate to the polar regions and how birds stay warm in cold weather.
Follow CLO researchers Gerrit Vyn and Martha Fischer as they travel to Bathurst Island in the high Arctic to record bird and other animal sounds in our Reseacher Stories article.
Learn how citizen-science projects from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology can engage your students and lead to exciting inquiry-based learning. View a sample scientific study designed by fourth-grade students in New York to study bird behavior in cold weather.
Our newest addition to the magazine is a monthly podcast episode. This month, join Gerrit Vyn and Martha Fischer on their Bathurst Island expedition and listen to Jennifer Fee of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology discuss citizen-science projects. You can find the new podcast article in the Professional Learning department. An archive of all our podcast episodes is also available.
Of course, this issue also includes lessons and activities, misconceptions and tools for formative assessment, a virtual bookshelf, and informational text written for students. Use the Feature Story, “The Dance of Life,” to study bird migration and help your students improve their questioning skills by using templates specifically created for use with the article.
Much more awaits you at Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears