Author: Heather Bogardus

My name is Heather Bogardus and I live in Old Harbor on Kodiak Island. I teach grades 3-5, as well as middle and high school math. I am blessed to live in an area with a rich culture and strong connection to the plant world.

Astronomy

https://astro.unl.edu/animationsLinks.html This website has unlimited resources for the classroom.   There are animations for nearly everything…..from sun rotations to tidal bulges.   Long list of available activities!

Space Place

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/solar-system/ This site is more elementary oriented but I think there is still a lot of info and activities for other ages.   Some of the images are great!

Tides

In an earler chapter I posted a great time lapse video of the coastal erosion in Alaska so for this unit I chose to instead post a lesson plan resource on tides in Alaska. https://seagrant.uaf.edu/marine-ed/curriculum/grade-7/investigation-3.html?task=view This provides all the information…

Interactives for climate

https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/index.html# This link provides great information and interactive activities for teaching a unit on climate.   I love the carbon cycle and greenhouse effect animations.