Friday, 28 October 2011

Let's get thematically seasonal. It's bloomin' cold 'ere.

Ok, well as the weather seems to be quickly heading towards south pole temperatures it seems only appropriate to tackle an icy theme.

I've already mentioned the free poster available from the OU here (while stocks last)
which accompanies the BBC series Frozen Planet currently available on bbc iplayer here (for the next few months.)

My fellow blogger and home educator at Just Life by the Sea also pointed out this antarctica game, which I'd forgotten about (thank you!). It's on one of my favourite websites for chemistry curricula. It had completely slipped my mind there were other freebie downloads available on the site. I recommend you check it out.

If anyone else has any other good resources they'd suggest for an icy-frozen-planet-arctic-themed project feel free to add them in the comments box below. We have a few books, ordered last time I attempted this theme. It didn't quite get off the ground last time...


globeonmytable said...

I had a look for Antarctica Blogs, the last one is the one I was searching for.

Big mamma frog said...

Ooo, thanks globe, I'll check those out.

I just found a link myself on the Arctic Theme Page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrative:

it has a whole list of arctic educational links on this page:

There seems to be quite a lot on arctic animals too.

kelly said...

Hi, I don't know if you have seen this:

It's the British Antartic Survey and has some helpful downloads....says A Level but don't let that put you off!!

(Also, I read your post about reading ages, and wanted to say you are not alone. I have a close friend who didn't read at all until they were 11 and then picked up a Redwall novel and read the whole thing....the mind boggles :)