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Search for Ice and Snow
Students use satellite images to locate areas of ice and snow on the globe. They create a table showing the information they gathered. They present their information to the class.
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Severe Winter Weather
As young meterologists learn about extreme winter weather forecasts, they find themselves taking a journey into the past by interviewing their family members to share their memories of the worse winter storm or winter weather disaster...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight
Why would someone need contact lenses that offer UV protection? With a 28-page packet full of instruction and worksheets, learners discuss solar radiation and its potential harm to eyes. They make snow goggles similar to ones hunters...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review It Was a Very Good Year
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park includes whitebark pines that are over 1,200 years old, meaning they have been there since before medieval times. The second lesson of five details how to read tree rings for climate change and...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Winter Advisory: The Effect of Salt on the Freezing Point of Water
Why do we salt roads when they have ice on them? Middle school physical scientists experiment to find out that salt lowers the freezing point of water. This classic lab experiment has a practical application and is also designed to meet...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed