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Life on the Ice (Cube): Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text explores Laura Gladstone's experience working at the IceCube telescope ...

This informational text explores Laura Gladstone's experience working at the IceCube telescope at the South Pole. She shares the clothing worn, food, what she did for fun, and how life there differs from what most of us know, including what one does NOT hear or see. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Life Science
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
At Home in the Cold Choral Reading Script: Grades K-1
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This script for choral reading was written to be used with two ...

This script for choral reading was written to be used with two groups of students. The script is based on the Feature Story, At Home in the Cold and discusses various adaptations that allow animals to survive in the cold oceans of the Arctic and Antarctica. The script is appropriate for use with students in grades K-1.

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Engineering
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Mathematics
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
Nicole Luthy
Rocks Can Tell a Story: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically ...

This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically polar geology. Students learn that rocks, like books, can teach us about the world long ago. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Physics
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
White Wolf: Grades K-1: text only version
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This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and life of ...

This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and life of the arctic wolf. The pack life is described including caring for young, hunting and how they deal with the summers of no darkness and winters of no sunlight. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is a PDF containing the informational text and a glossary.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Reading
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Sanderlings:Traveling Birds: Grades K-1: text only version
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This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and migration of ...

This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and migration of the sanderling, a bird that winters on beaches in the Southern United States and South America but breeds in the Arctic during the summer months. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is a PDF containing the informational text and a glossary.

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Life Science
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Reading
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Mt. Erebus: A Surprising Volcano: Grades K-1: text only version
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This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on ...

This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on Ross Island, just off the coast of Antarctica. Mt. Erebus is the world's southernmost active volcano. The reading level is at Kindergarten through grade one. This is a PDF containing the informational text and a glossary.

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Engineering
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Reading
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Life on the Ice (Cube): Grades K-1: text only version
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This informational text explores Laura Gladstone's experience working at the IceCube telescope ...

This informational text explores Laura Gladstone's experience working at the IceCube telescope at the South Pole. She shares the clothing worn, food, what she did for fun, and how life there differs from what most of us know, including what one does NOT hear or see. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is a PDF containing the informational text.

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Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Reading
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Floating Ice: Grades K-1:Text Only Version
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This informational text discusses the unique property of ice - that it ...

This informational text discusses the unique property of ice - that it floats in liquid water. Students focus on real-world examples and how ice is necessary for life in the polar regions. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is a PDF containing the informational text and a glossary.

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Engineering
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Reading
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Two Miles Below: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text explore how scientists are using robots to explore underwater ...

This informational text explore how scientists are using robots to explore underwater mountain ranges in the Arctic Ocean. The difficulties associated with under ice exploration are explained. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Education
Life Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Anarctica: King of Cold: Grades K-1: Illustrated Book
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This informational text explains that while both the Arctic and Antarctica are ...

This informational text explains that while both the Arctic and Antarctica are cold, Antarctica is much colder and drier - a polar desert. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This version is a full-color PDF that can be printed, cut and folded to form a book. Each book contains color photographs and illustrations.

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Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
A Walk Through the Earth: Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Episode 1)
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Eric Muller, science educator for the Exploratorium Teacher Institute in San Francisco, ...

Eric Muller, science educator for the Exploratorium Teacher Institute in San Francisco, CA, provides a hands-on, "feet-on" way of teaching about volcanoes and the layers of the Earth.

Material Type:
Lecture
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Eric Muller
Exploratorium
Robert Payo
Stephanie Chasteen
Two Miles Below: Grades K-1: Illustrated Book
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This informational text explore how scientists are using robots to explore underwater ...

This informational text explore how scientists are using robots to explore underwater mountain ranges in the Arctic Ocean. The difficulties associated with under ice exploration are explained. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This version is a full-color PDF that can be printed, cut and folded to form a book. Each book contains color photographs and illustrations.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
People of the Whale: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text explores how the Inupiat of Alaska's northwest have adapted ...

This informational text explores how the Inupiat of Alaska's northwest have adapted to changing climate conditions throughout the past and present. The changes impact how close to the ocean they live and how easily they can hunt bowhead whales to maintain their lifestyle. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Engineering
Education
Reading Informational Text
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Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
A Sense of Place - Issue 1, March 2008
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, ...

This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, examines how elementary teachers can introduce the Arctic and Antarctica and use science, geography, literacy, and technology to help students compare and contrast these two dramatically different areas as well as their own home.

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Engineering
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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The Ohio State University
Rocks Can Tell a Story: Grades K-1: Illustrated Book
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This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically ...

This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically polar geology. Students learn that rocks, like books, can teach us about the world long ago. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This version is a full-color PDF that can be printed, cut and folded to form a book. Each book contains color photographs and illustrations.

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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Partners: Grades K-1: Electronic book
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This informational text introduces students to photosynthesis and lichens-plant-like organisms resulting from ...

This informational text introduces students to photosynthesis and lichens-plant-like organisms resulting from a symbiotic relationship between an alga and a fungus. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
White Wolf: Grades K-1: Illustrated Book
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This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and life of ...

This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and life of the arctic wolf. The pack life is described including caring for young, hunting and how they deal with the summers of no darkness and winters of no sunlight. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This version is a full-color PDF that can be printed, cut and folded to form a book. Each book contains color photographs and illustrations.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
A House of Snow and Ice: Grades K-1: Illustrated Book
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This informational text explores how and why igloos are built and how ...

This informational text explores how and why igloos are built and how ice can act as an insulator. It asks if igloo building will end with climate change. It is written at a reading level appropriate for Kindergarten through first grade. It is a full-color pdf file that can be printed, cut, and folded to form a 2 1/8" by 2 3/4" book. It contains color photographs and illustrations.

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Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
A Whale of an Ocean: Grades K-1: text only version
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This informational text explores the characteristics of blue whales and a simple ...

This informational text explores the characteristics of blue whales and a simple food chain of the Southern Ocean. The text is at a reading level appropriate for a reading level of Kindergarten through first grade. It is a pdf file that includes only the text and a glossary.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Antarctica: King of Cold: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text explains that while both the Arctic and Antarctica are ...

This informational text explains that while both the Arctic and Antarctica are cold, Antarctica is much colder and drier - a polar desert. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gather