Density in the Making: The Changing Face of Polar Glaciers and Icebergs: Podcast Episode 7

An iceberg in the Arctic Sea somewhere off the coast of Eastern Greenland. Photo courtesy of wili_hybrid, Flickr.

Standing on the Greenland Ice Sheet, a team of scientists get a first-hand look at the rapidly changing face of polar icebergs and glaciers. Through recordings from the Exploratorium’s Ice Stories project, you’ll learn about their adventures and what these changes in ice can teach us about density.


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Length: 12:48
Size: 10.0 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, Mary Miller, and Robert Payo. For more information, see the Contributors page. Email Kimberly Lightle, Principal Investigator, with any questions about the content of this site.

Copyright August 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 an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons license.

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