Each month, Robert Payo and Stephanie Chasteen will be trekking 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. Stephanie has also written an article Podcasts in the Elementary Classroom: Tools for Teachers and Students to help you understand what podcasts are and ideas for using them in the classroom.
- A Walk Through the Earth: Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Podcast Episode 1
- Why Polar Bears Don’t Eat Penguins: Podcast Episode 2
- Birdwatcher’s Delight: Birds and Inquiry Learning: Podcast Episode 3
- The Lowdown on Climate Change: Podcast Episode 4
- What’s For Dinner? Teaching Arctic Food Chains: Podcast Episode 5
- Deep Sea Thinking: Exploring the World’s Ocean: Podcast Episode 6
- Density in the Making: The Changing Face of Polar Glaciers and Icebergs: Podcast Episode 7
- Storytime! The Boy Who Found the Light: Podcast Episode 8
- Warm Blankets and Cold Breezes: Podcast Episode 9
- I’ve Tried Everything! Strategies for Working With Kids With Attention Disorders: Podcast Episode 10
- Of Snow Forts and Frostbite: Learning to Work (and Play) at the Poles: Podcast Episode 11
- No Gloom, No Doom: Teaching About Climate Without Scaring Your Students: Podcast Episode 12
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