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Educational Polar Websites


Polar Education | General Polar | Cryosphere | Climate Change and the Polar Region
Polar Peoples | Polar Life Sciences | Exploration History | Polar Images


Access the following web sites for information that relates to "Polar Education".

 

IPY-International Polar Year
Features: Educational links and resources, activities, news, events, blogs, discussion groups.

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IGLO-International Action on GLObal Warming  (ASTC -Association of Science-Technology Centers)
Features: Resources, hands-on and online activities, demonstrations
Quote: “This collection of educational tools and resources is offered to help IGLO participants work together to raise public awareness and understanding of Earth's polar regions and the myriad connections that exist between the Poles and the places where we all live.”

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Educapoles  (IPF-International Polar Foundation)
Features: Educational animations, images and games, teaching dossiers related to the educational content on the site
Notes: This website is intended mainly for elementary students, but much of the content is very appropriate for older students.  The animations are fantastic.

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Arctic Alive!  (ARCUS-Arctic Research Consortium of the US)
Features: Virtual field trips, discussion boards, live audio conference calls, educational materials, activities and more
Quote: “Arctic Alive! is a distance-learning environment for learners to be transported virtually to unique and remote locations within the arctic region. Arctic Alive! is not an information Internet site but an interactive, real-time, and unique web-based education program.”

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Penguin Science (David Ainley, PhD, H.T. Harvey & Associates – Ecological Consultants, USA)
Features: Classroom activities, adaptation, glossary, educational DVD coming

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Penguin Activities at Kidzone (© DLTK's Sites)
Features: Printable worksheets, online activities, links
Notes: Great worksheets and printable activities for younger kids.

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Antarctic Weddell Seal Activity Site (Dr. Terrie M. Williams, University of California Santa Cruz)
Features: Classroom introductions and activities, postcards and posters and more

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Classroom Antarctica (Australian Antarctic Division, Australia)
Features: Classroom activities, lesson plans, resources and printable PDFs
Notes: The information and activities are divided by topic into units of study.

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Antarctic School Zone (BAS-British Antarctic Survey, UK)
Features: Teacher and classroom resources, fact sheets, online activities, glossary, images, FAQs, audio clips, activities and games, links
Quote: “A definitive source of Antarctic information and activities for the classroom… These are relevant for teaching current affairs and science as well as geography.”

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Notes: Explore the Antarctic Schools Pack download page for printable materials: Click Here

Explore the Discovering Antarctica page.  “Each of the site’s ten sections is divided into: ‘Icebreaker’ learning activities to introduce the topic, ‘Go with the floe’ main learning activities, and ‘Meltdown’ follow-up learning activities…” Click Here

 


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Polar Peoples | Polar Life Sciences | Exploration History | Polar Images



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