Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Antarctica: Rocks and Science

The recent Rocks, Ice and Science in Antarctica featured in the NYTImes.com inspired us to post these ideas on helping your child explore science using online resources.

The Science section of any major newspaper will have tons of fresh material and photos each week.

For example, one great photo in the slide show discusses the photo with excellent descriptive vocabulary to learn and explore:
"A nunatak on the edge of the polar plateau with a moraine of glacial sediment trailing down one side."
Credit: Jeff Vervoort

Follow up online research with trips to the library to find books to check out on the topic, look for images your child can draw, find the region on the map and globe, and encourage older children to research related topics such as animals or rocks in the region.

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