Kids' Crossing in the Classroom

A Science Education Resource for Elementary and Middle School Educators
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, Colorado

Kids' Crossing in the Classroom

Teaching Earth and Atmospheric Science with the Kids' Crossing Web Site: A Guide for Educators


This guide outlines strategies to build literacy and science skills by combining online science learning, using our Kids' Crossing Web site, and our favorite hands-on classroom activities!

                    • An introduction to navigating Kids' Crossing and the variety of content available on the site
                    • Over a dozen of our favorite hands-on science activities for teaching Earth and atmospheric science at the upper elementary and middle school levels.
                    • Each activity is correlated with National Science Education Standards
                    • Suggested readings from the Kids' Crossing Web site promote literacy skills as well as scientific understanding

The pdf version of Kids' Crossing in the Classroom is a free resource from NCAR and UCAR.

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research ( NCAR ), located in Boulder, Colorado, is one of the world's premier atmospheric sciences research institutions. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR ), a consortium of over 60 North American universities with advanced degree programs in the atmospheric or related sciences.