Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Explore! Ice Worlds Sharing The International Polar Year Through Library and After-School Program Networks."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Explore! Ice Worlds Sharing The International Polar Year Through Library and After-School Program Networks
Why Are We Here Today? To explore activities and resources to bring the International Polar Year into children’s programs
Explore! Ice Worlds On line - http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/ice/activities/ 3 modules of multiple activities –stand alone or together – use as you see fit! Materials list, Book and Web Resources Background Information and scientist’s talks Tied to National Science Education Standards Tested in library and after-school programs
Today Properties of Ice Different Ices in the Solar System Some Unexpected Places Ice May Exist Next Time How and where and why we look for ice in the solar system Ice on Earth
Let’s Get Started! Lots to Cover –Fast pace Join us! –Interactive!!!!
Module 1: All About Ice Ice Bingo: An Ice Breaker Activity An Ice Magic Show Around the Block: An Ice Tour That’s a N(ice) Temperature The Melting Point Amazing Expanding Ice Tip of the Iceberg Flubber Flows
Have you ever … Made a snowperson? Thrown a snowball? Gone ice fishing? Gotten your tongue stuck on ice? Had an ice cube tray “overflow?” Slipped on ice?
One way to get children started… what are their experiences with ice?
What do you know about water and how it behaves? States of Water: A Snow Mobile Connecting the Content Across the Activities
And Now, At no additional charge … An Ice Magic Show!
An Ice Magic Show Water exists in different states: –Liquid – water –Solid – ice –Gas – steam Heating and cooling cause it to change states
Around the Block: An Ice Tour What do you observe about ice? Investigator Journal!
The Melting Point What happens when you put salt on ice?
The Melting Point Why? Salt causes the ice to melt faster. Salt (and other substances) lowers the freezing point of water -- the water has to be colder to freeze The ice melts at colder temperatures
A Few Opportunities http://passporttoknowledge.com /polar-palooza/pp01.php Cleveland, Chicago, Salt Lake, Richmond, St. Louis, Boise, Denver … and more http://www.earthsky.org/article /international-polar-year
NASA and IPY http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/IPY /main/index.html http://www.ipy.gov/Default.aspx Articles, Blogs, Images, Video Clips, Educator Resources
Explore! Ice Worlds Thanks NASA’s Science Mission Directorate for generous funding of Sharing The International Polar Year Through Library and After- School Program Networks
And Thanks To Our Reviewers! Ms. Nicole Betts, Henderson Elementary School, Houston Independent School, Houston, Texas Ms. Reggie Burns, Children's Library Specialist, Allen Public Library, Allen, Texas Ms. Beverly Kirkendall, Library Manager, Youth Services, Hurst Public Library, Hurst, TX Ms. Jeri Zitterkob, Western Plains Library System, Clinton, Oklahoma