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Winter Web: Think Winter, Think Cold

About this Daily Classroom Special
WinterWeb is an interactive site using the cold of winter as the focus of interdisciplinary activities.  WinterWeb was written by  Lottie Simms, teacher at  Lawton Chiles Middle School, in Miami, Florida and former Teachers Network web mentor.


Did you know...the temperature at the North Pole averages -20 to -30 degrees in the winter and only nears the melting point in the months we call summer? I guess we should feel lucky we live in the United States! Here, in winter, snow and ice cover much of our land (except if you call Florida your home, like I do) and the seas in the north are choked by ice, yet most of us never see 30 degrees below zero!

WinterWeb is an interactive site using the cold of winter as the focus of interdisciplinary activities. Students will become involved in collaborative research activities, exchanging of "cool" ideas and knowledge. Each activity has a subject focus, coordination to national standards when applicable, and a call for collaboration via e-mail. The call for collaboration will involve classes sharing data and experiences about places in the cold or new things they have learned through research.

Read the activities below and decide if you would like to have your class share data to help build skills.

 Select any activity by clicking on the Activity link:

Activity 1 - learn about the world's coldest continent, Antarctica, the South Pole (reading, geography, science, art)

Activity 2 - learn about animals of the cold (science, reading, writing)

Activity 3 - learn about the other pole, the Arctic Circle (geography, science)

Activity 4 - learn about the North Pole explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson. (social studies, language arts, reading)

 

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