‘UFO Clouds’ Are Real

ENVIRONMENT Technically called “lenticular clouds,” the weird phenomenon has a simple explanation. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about clouds. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What are lenticular clouds? Lenticular clouds form as strong winds blow across complex terrain, causing water vapor in the air mass to condense into a lens-shaped … Continue reading ‘UFO Clouds’ Are Real

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

GEOGRAPHY English bursts with consonants. (Cumberbatch!) But other languages, such as Hawaiian, keep more vowels and open sounds. (Kahanamoku!) And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats. (NPR) Use our resources to take a look at some of the oldest surviving words in any language. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According … Continue reading Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

Why I Choose to Believe In Trolls

 The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Shannon Bomben during her expedition to Iceland. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Before venturing to Iceland on the National Geographic Explorer, I had heard stories of elves, trolls, and hidden people. I wasn’t convinced. And yet, on the sixth day … Continue reading Why I Choose to Believe In Trolls

Jan Mayen, the Rarely-Visited, Most Northern Volcanic Island on Earth

The following post was written by 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Michele Huppert during her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Expedition Location: Arctic Svalbard, Norway, Greenland, and Iceland Earth still has some amazing places where a very small number human beings leave their footprints. Jan … Continue reading Jan Mayen, the Rarely-Visited, Most Northern Volcanic Island on Earth

What are America’s Best ‘Geosites’?

GEOGRAPHY Members of the British public were asked to vote for the “geo-sites” they felt had done the most to shape the landscape and cultural heritage of the United Kingdom. Now what about the US? (The Telegraph) Take a look through our geography resources and choose your favorites in the 10 geosite categories listed below. What are some landscapes that help define the United States? Why? There … Continue reading What are America’s Best ‘Geosites’?