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More Resources – Scientists

Scientists – More Resources The International Polar Year’s webpage for Educators has a catalog of lesson plans, activities, classroom posters, discussion groups, podcasts, live chats with scientists in the field, and other resources for teachers. Classrooms can launch a virtual balloon to show their involvement with the IPY and participate in IPY Science Days every […]

Action! – Scientists

Scientists – Action! You don’t have to go through years of training to help with scientific research. Many Citizen Science programs exist where hobby-scientists do some of the field work necessary to help professional scientists. Visit Citizen Science in Action to find a list of projects where you can help research a variety of topics- […]

Discussion Starters – Scientists

Scientists – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind your students that discussion requires well-supported opinions, […]

Lesson Plan – Scientists

Scientists – Lesson Plans Central questions: How do scientists learn about our world? What questions are scientists currently asking about the Polar regions? What is it like to be a scientist in the Polar regions? Objectives: Each student will read about a scientist and his/her work. Students will introduce their scientist to their classmates. Students […]

Scientists: Overview

Discussion Starters Lesson Plans Action! More Resources Adventure Learning Scientists: Profiles Achim A. Beylich Brenda Hall Dr. John S. Kimball Dr. Maarten J.J.E. Loonen Steve Zack Simon Belt Another word for “scientist” is investigator. Scientists look at the world and find gaps in our understanding of how things work and they design investigations to try […]