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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, is an exciting online professional development magazine for elementary teachers which features content-rich web sites, interactive videos, animations, articles written specifically for K-2 and 3-5 students that... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Ohio State University
Hurricane Strike!
This multimedia website educates students on hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
K-4 Earth Science Modules
Learn about weather, the environment and other natural science topics by playing these games. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: NASA
NASA eClips
Looking for videos that address STEM topics for the classroom but you don't want them to take up too much class time? NASA has created short videos or eClips for K-12 students that answer that need. Just look for the appropriate grade level... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming
Find out just what global warming is, how scientists study it, and how it affects weather and climate. This website will lead you through thousands of years of fascinating data and contains images of nature's climate documents: tree rings, polar ice cores,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
Weather - What Forces Affect Our Weather?
The forces behind the weather are explained and explored on this interactive and informative site. Data on ice and snow and photographs of various weather formations are available, along with activities like tornado chasing, and games and information about... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Annenberg Media
The Weather Classroom
The Weather Classroom offers teacher's guides, lesson plans and other teaching resources. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: The Weather Channel