Warm Blankets and Cold Breezes: Podcast Episode 9

Lisa Harding, who works at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, shows off her frozen face. Photo courtesy of Lisa Harding, National Science Foundation.

Students know that blankets keep them warm, but often misunderstand why. Dr. Valerie Otero shares some activities that helps us target these “misconceptions,” and gives us a new way to think about student ideas in the classroom.

 

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Length: 12:18
Size: 9.9 MB

 

 


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In each episode, Robert Payo and Stephanie Chasteen trek across the poles to find ways to help you teach science in your elementary classroom. We tackle common misconceptions your students might have about science using stories, teaching activities, and the latest news related to the poles.

Here are some suggested ways to use podcasts in your teaching:

  1. Listen to learn new teaching ideas and build your science content knowledge.
  2. Have older students listen, write, and discuss episodes or segments of episodes as a way of integrating science and literacy activities.
  3. Inform your school librarian to include these in your school’s audio collection.
  4. Share on your classroom web pages for families or with your friends!

This article was written by Stephanie Chasteen, Valerie Otero, and Robert Payo. For more information, see the Contributors page. Email the authors at beyondpenguins@msteacher.org.

Copyright December 2009 – The Ohio State University. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0733024. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This work is licensed under anĀ Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons license.

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