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Supporting Resources: 
Study of Place

Teacher Background Information

The Study of Place Teacher Guide includes all the information teachers need to do the modules with their students, but often teachers appreciate having additional background information. Such additional content information is offered in the following PDFs:

  • Antarctic Exploration Teacher Background Science (PDF)
  • Antarctic Exploration Teacher Background Science (PDF, no images)
  • Ocean Currents Exploration Teacher Background Science (PDF)
  • Ocean Currents Exploration Teacher Background Science (PDF, no images)


Student Sheets

Some of the activities in Study of Place involve students in recording information where it's helpful to have a printout on which to write (e.g. drawing on a map). The following student sheets are optional, but helpful:

  • Ocean Currents Exploration: Chapter 3: Looking Closer 2: Results Bottle Diagram
  • Ocean Currents Exploration: Chapter 7: Exploring and Discovering: Mapping the Sneakers' Journey Record Sheet
  • Ocean Currents Exploration: Chapter 7: Exploring and Discovering: LEGOS(r) Spill Check for Understanding
  • Ocean Currents Exploration: Chapter 7: Looking Closer: Formation of Gyres Record Sheet



App and Online Resources

Antarctic Exploration

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
  • Excel Spreadsheet — Angle of the Sun in Two Locations (if helpful for graphing the sun angles; also includes example maximum sun angles for 42N)

 

Basic Instructions:

    1. Click solar time and altitude.
    2. Enter your school's latitude.
    3. Select monthly, January 1, once a day, and 12:00.
    4. Click Calculate.
    5. Check the Output, recording the altitude data.

 

Basic Instructions:

    1. Set Month (January), Day (1), Hour (12), and Latitude (your schools latitude).
    2. Record the altitude.
    3. Change the month, recording the altitude data for each.
Chapter 4

 


Ocean Currents Exploration

Chapter 7