Science

11/15/2011
Get Outside! 2012 Idita- Nature Project

IditaNature! Get Outside!
Carmen Field, with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Kids in Nature launched an exciting new initiative for connecting children with nature during the 2010 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  In the past 2 years, over…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Health/Physical Fitness, Idita Nature! Get Outside!, Science
08/27/2011
Curriculum for Classrooms

Iditarod Activity Book 2: Contains standards driven curriculum lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies, and other areas of study.
Iditarod Activity Book 3:  Contains Standards driven curriculum lessons in all content areas, applicable to most grade levels.
Iditarod…

Filed under 21st Century Skills, Art, Music, FACS, Indust Arts, Character Education, Curriculum for the Classroom, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, News and Information, Science, Service Learning Projects, Social Studies
03/05/2011
Global Warming

Global warming, or climate change, is a subject that shows no sign of cooling down.  Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. The earth…

Filed under News and Information, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/05/2011
Global Warming

By Joy Davis, Finalist, Target® Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.
The last frontier of Alaska is undergoing changes that may affect the lives of its inhabitants.  Is this progress?  Before we can discuss global warming, two terms need to be…

Filed under Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/05/2011
Global Warming: There Ought to be a Law

Global warming is a real issue in Alaska. People may be able to debate it for a few more years in the lower forty-eight, but in Alaska it is endangering the lives of certain species of wildlife in a measurable…

Filed under News and Information, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
08/21/2010
Idita-Nature! Get Outside!

Carmen Field, with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Kids in Nature launched an exciting new initiative for connecting children with nature during the 2010 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  70 kids (preschoolers and their siblings) from three Homer,…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Health/Physical Fitness, Idita Nature! Get Outside!, Science, Teacher Tips and Tools
03/16/2010
Dog Care: From the Trail to the Lab

By Sally Simon, Finalist for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, New York
The Alaskan sled dog is widely known as being the most athletic dog in the world.  These marathon runners are revered for their strength and endurance. …

Filed under Dog Care Facts, Health/Physical Fitness, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/16/2010
For the Love of Dogs

By Blynne Froke, Finalist for Target® Teacher on the Trail™, California
Iditarod sled dogs are the most amazing athletes in the world, literally.  We love the challenge they embody, both personal and physical, as they run full tilt across the…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Dog Care Facts, Health/Physical Fitness, News and Information, People, Places, or Dogs, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/16/2010
Caring for Dogs of the Iditarod

By Martha Dobson, Finalist, Target® Iditarod 2011 Teacher on the Trail™, North Carolina
Caring for the Iditarod dogs is as thorough and professional as care for human athletes. High school, college, and professional athletes undergo regular physical examinations to ascertain…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Dog Care Facts, Health/Physical Fitness, Language Arts, News and Information, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/02/2010
Walk a Mile in My Shoes

by Sally Simon, Finalist for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
Today I learned a new meaning for “walk a mile in my shoes,” literally.
Under the direction of Sara Lamont, a kindergarten teacher from Wasilla, Alaska, the other…

Filed under Math, News and Information, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
02/25/2010
Iditarod: A Cross Curricular Approach

By Sally, Indiana
I use a cross-curricular approach to teaching the Iditarod.  I begin this unit in January using many of my own photographs and personal knowledge of Alaska (I’ve been there several times and LOVE it) Language arts includes…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Language Arts, Math, News and Information, Science, Social Studies
02/24/2010
Meet the Finalists for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Finalists have been chosen for the Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  The finalists, Blynne Froke, Martha Dobson, and Sally Simon will be in Anchorage during the week before the start of the race to complete selection process activities…

Filed under Academic Purpose, Curriculum for the Classroom, Idita Reads and Races, Language Arts, Math, News and Information, Science, Social Studies, Teacher on the Trail™
01/13/2010
Meet the Applicants for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Each year, the Iditarod Education Department accepts applications for the ‘next’  Target® Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This year, five teachers applied for this educational teaching experience.  Meet each applicant and view a sample of their lessons.
Kim Busch, Montana…

Filed under Art, Music, FACS, Indust Arts, Character Education, Curriculum for the Classroom, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Math, News and Information, Science, Social Studies, Teacher on the Trail™, Technology Integration
10/12/2009
Curriculum Challenge Lessons

Congratulations to the 2009 Curriculum Challenge Winners!
Seven teachers provide lessons for elementary, secondary, and university level teachers to use with students.

Lesson packets are in PDF.

Susan Flahive, Virginia
Math: Ryan’s Dog Expenses Technology/Math, Using Excel Spreadsheets, 7th grade…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Math, Science
09/20/2009
Math and Science Activity Packet

Create an Iditarod Trail, design a catapult, work with maps, play a math-science game, and complete other activities.
The Scale of It All! Math and Science Activity Packet is for elementary and middle school students and was created by Julie…

Filed under Math, Science
09/12/2009
Math and Science Game

Grade Level:  Upper Elementary, Middle School and beyond.  (Math and Science Formulas)
Research to complete before playing the game.
Math or Science Game (PowerPoint)

Filed under Games and Activities, Math, Science
08/27/2009
Iditarod Ready! Storm Ready!

Iditarod Ready! StormReady® — StormReady® teaches the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before and during the onslaught of severe weather – while improving science skills and expanding knowledge about climates of the world. Be…

Filed under Science
05/29/2009
Science: Which Kind of Sock is the Warmest?

Laurie Nakauchi-Hawn’s kindergarten students learned which kind of sock is the warmest.  View this science lesson aligned to K-5 Science Standards.
Click here! (pdf doc)

Filed under Science
05/28/2009
It is About the Dogs! Iditarod Sled Dogs Ready to Run!

By Nikki Allen, Finalist for Target®2010 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
Ask any musher what the Iditarod is all about and they will likely say, “It’s about the dogs.” These very special athletes are what draw us to the race.…

Filed under Academic Purpose, People, Places, or Dogs, Science
03/10/2009
What if Redoubt Blows Her Top?

By: Nikki Allen 2010 Teacher on the TrailTM Finalist
With Mt. Redoubt having elevated activity over the last few months, many wonder how the race would be affected if the volcano were to erupt before or during the race. Redoubt…

Filed under Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/10/2009
Elite Athletes Receive Top Notch Care

By Herb Brambley
2010 Target Teacher on the Trail Finalist

Imagine you are a professional athlete getting ready for your playing season, or even a high school athlete.  What is the first thing you have to do before stepping onto…

Filed under Health/Physical Fitness, Iditarod Facts, Data, History, People, Places, or Dogs, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
03/10/2009
Weather or Not, The Race Must Go On!

By Linda Kal Sander
Finalist, 2010 Target® Teacher on the Trail(tm)
In Hollywood and Broadway the show must go on. The same is true for Iditarod.  True, weather conditions might not always be ideal, but the race has started for…

Filed under Science, Teacher on the Trail™
02/26/2009
Testing Gear to Stay Safe on the Trail

6th graders in Jane Blaile’s science class at Christ Lutheran School used the scientific method to put her Teacher on the Trail gear to the test.
After identifying the independent and dependent variables, they hypothesized how much warmer their hands/feet…

Filed under Science, Teacher on the Trail™
02/20/2009
Bruce Linton Inspires Nebraska Students!

Eighteen fourth graders from Central Elementary in Sidney, Nebraska jumped on the sled with Bruce Linton to encourage all students to follow his motto, “Live Healthy, Be Positive, & Dream Big!”  Bruce has completed two consecutive Iditarods in 2007 and…

Filed under People, Places, or Dogs, Science, Service Learning Projects
02/17/2009
Before Heading NORTH, Head South: Penguins

Before heading “North to the Iditarod”, head “South” and learn about Penguins. She shares this article and lesson with our classrooms.
Laurie was a Finalist for Target® 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM
To read all about this project, click…

Filed under Math, Science, Social Studies
02/16/2009
Social Studies and Science: Totem Poles

By Laurie Nakauchi-Hawn, Finalist for Target® 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM
First Grade, Friends’ School Boulder
With the Iditarod coming up, my first grade class has been studying the people and animals of the arctic. As a way for…

Filed under Art, Music, FACS, Indust Arts, Science, Social Studies, Student Work Samples, Teacher Tips and Tools, Teacher on the Trail™

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