Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Explore the Wonders of the OCEANS With Your Students!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) has some incredible resources for all grade levels on earth's oceans.  The photographs are stunning and would fill a room of students with thoughts of wonder and awe---even high school kids.

NASA OCEANOGRAPHY AND EARTH SCIENCE--Here the focus is on expanding our knowledge of the planet:  global atmosphere, global oceans including sea ice, land surfaces including snow and ice, ecosystems, and interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, and ecosystems, including humans.  This section provides memorable context breathes life into any textbook or lecture.

The more we understand our changing climate and its interaction with life, the more attention we will pay to our everyday activities and how they affect the planet.  As educators, the more time spent on making this topic accessible to our students, the more responsibility they will take on in safeguarding the planet for future generations.

NASA FOR EDUCATORS  offers educators free access to much of its vast resources on earth and beyond.  This type of support for ELLs especially makes the textbook accessible.  With such access, learning occurs.


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