Science

Whatever Pulls Your Sled

Whatever Pulls Your Sled by Jeanine Wolf Students will test determine if the surface of an object will effect how much force it takes to pull that object.  They will then determine the most efficient way to attach the string to the object to reduce the necessary force and finally they will adjust the take …

Iditarod Science Fair

Take the Iditarod Science Fair Challenge! Submit an entry for the Virtual Iditarod Science Fair.   Get your thinking caps on and start planning!  Challenge your students to create their science project around discovery about the concepts of mushing and sled dogs. Submit Iditarod based Science Fair Project to be included in our Online Iditarod …

Friction, Sleds, and Why It’s Important to Get It Right

Trent Herbst, Iditarod veteran musher and Idaho teacher, shares a unique program with audiences focusing on a very hands-on experience for his 4th graders. The students choose a project to build and it’s ranged from rolling to floating to sliding vehicles. The sliding ones, the sleds they build, get pulled by a couple of Trent’s …

Forces of Flight Applied to My Sled

Lift, weight, thrust and drag are the four physical forces that make flight possible. Which of these physical forces can be applied to a dog sled as it glides along the trail? Teacher on the Trail™, Linda Fenton, posed that exact question to her third grade students while learning about and experimenting with the 4 …

Get Outside! Idita- Nature Project

IditaNature! Get Outside! View the IditaNature Project Carmen Field, with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Kids in Nature launched an exciting new initiative for connecting children with nature during the 2010 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  In the past several years, more than 300 Alaskan kids (preschoolers and elementary students) from schools in …

Iditarod Ready! Storm Ready!

Iditarod Ready! StormReady® — StormReady® teaches the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before and during the onslaught of severe weather – while improving science skills and expanding knowledge about climates of the world. Be an Iditarod StormReady® classroom! A World Of Weather — This gameshow-style game makes it fun …