Teachers and Students
Internet Sites | Children's Books | Folklore & Mythology
Science Behind It
- Tilt of the Earth - Beautiful site explaning the tilt of the Earth. It also explains the seasons in terms of the amount of sunlight and height of the Sun.
- Ice Ages and the Earth's Tilt - A graph and information from the Illinois State Museum about the Ice Ages. This might be good for older students to think about.
- Project Athena: Shape of the Earth - A drawing here by a high school student shows nicely the way light from the Sun hits the curved and tilted Earth. There are ideas here for more projects.
- Nine Planets: Planet Data - It might be fun to discover how tilted the other planets are in the Solar System! Check out column 4, Axial Inclination to discover this about the other planets.
- Project SkyMath - For upper grades, this project uses the skills of pattern recognition and math to understand the weather.
- The Weather Unit - An integration of subjects aimed at learning about weather.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy-Episode: Climates - Learn a bit about the Earth's climates and make a model of a weather system.
- Weather Links for Teachers and Parents - Nick the Weather Dude's list of useful links about weather.
- Kids Action: Rainforest Animals - Question and Answer site of facts about the rainforests and critters. Part of a larger site for kids about the rainforests.
- Kids as Global Scientists - Online inquiry-based weather curriculum for middle school students.
- Weather Here and There - WEATHER HERE AND THERE is an integrated weather unit which
incorporates interaction with the Internet and hands-on collaborative, problem
solving activites for students in grades four through six.
- Goodbye Geese by Nancy White Carlstrom. Scholastic, 1991. A peaceful dialog between father and child about the coming of winter.
- Till Year's Good Endby W. Nikola-Lisa. Atheneum,1997. This is a book which introduces the Medieval calendar system. It includes great illustrations.
- Snow by Steve Sanfield. Philomel Books, 1995. Follow the steps of a child through the first snow of the year.
- Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Backby Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London. Scholastic (Trumput Special Edition),1992. This is a fantastic book which tells of the 13 moons (or plates) on the shells of turtles which correspond to the 13 moons of the calendar year. This is a beautiful book.
- Word Lore - Carl's lessons on exploring words we use in this curriculum, such as where did the word "Sun" come from, or what is the difference between "daylight" and "day"?
Ancient Star Mapping and the Earth's Tilt
- Lakota Star Knowledge - A page with nice diagrams of the Solar System. Tells about how the Lakota Indians knew much about the Earth and its tilt.
- Lakota Ethnoastronomy - A fantastic site detailing everything you wanted to know about what stars, constellations, and eclipses were called and revered.
- Weather Lore - Before weather forecasting and television, how did people determine what the weather would be like for the next week or year?
- Weather Lore - Fact or Fiction? - A short page which lists some more ways of predicting weather from watching the world around us. Suggestions for additional school activities included.
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