SCIENCE According to new research, it was only recently in whales’ evolutionary history that they became so enormous. (Smithsonian) Use our activity to size yourself up to a blue whale! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study analyzes the evolution of baleen whales. What are baleen whales? Baleen whales (Mysticeti) are huge, carnivorous … Continue reading Why Did Whales Get So Big?
The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Ellie Clin following her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. I knew coming back from Antarctica wouldn’t be easy. When I returned to my classroom from my weeks in Antarctica as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, it quickly became … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: How Does Antarctica Measure Up?
SCIENCE You’ve probably heard claims that a blue whale’s heart is the size of a car, and that people could swim through their aortas. Well . . . (BBC) Size yourself up to a blue whale with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have … Continue reading How Big is a Blue Whale’s Heart?
SCIENCE The ocean is home to some of the world’s biggest creatures. The ocean is also home to big exaggerations. So, how big do the biggest animals in the ocean get? (National Geographic) Put size into perspective with our activity—size yourself up to a blue whale! Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Thanks to my favorite and … Continue reading Marine Myths Measured
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Occasionally we need to be reminded that the concepts of distance and area are important to the day-to-day understanding of breaking news stories, as well as many of our daily personal decisions. Although modern communications and transportation have reduced the roles of distance and area in some activities, by no means has it eliminated … Continue reading Geographic Literacy: Comparing Distance, Size and Area