Looking for some new ideas for your ecosystem unit? The latest issue of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears can help!
In Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes (Issue 13, April 2009), learn about the species and relationships that characterize the tundra in both the Arctic and Antarctica. Discover science and literacy as well as art ideas for teaching about ecosystems and food webs. Download informational text for students to read about a unique relationship between marsh marigolds, caribou, and bot flies. Learn how to help your students organize research and write reports. Check out a list of nonfiction children's books to supplement your unit.
Science and literacy are the main focus of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, but there's much more in every issue! This month, you can:
Learn about Diigo, a powerful social bookmarking and online research tool.
Consider the role that learning cycles can play in effective elementary science instruction.
Review research-based strategies for engaging girls in science.
Download a podcast that describes a creative way to teach about Arctic food chains.
Read about Linda Deegan's grayling research as part of the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research project.
Of course, there's more to explore! Check out Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes today!