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Watch as our contestants battle out for museum domination with our wise and witty compere, Ed Turner. Points will be given for knowledge, perseverance and of course for pure entertainment value. Handle the objects that made polar exploration history and get close to our rarely seen collections.
This tour is designed specifically for people with visual impairment. Accessible for both children and adults with visual impairment. But tucked on board were things essential for men's minds. A gramophone, musical instruments, packs of playing cards, footballs; most important, books.
Pride of place, available for all to borrow were the 28 volumes of the latest edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. A treasure house of information, instructions and the latest thinking. Meredith Hooper and Rosalind Grooms will describe how, as Shackleton's expedition unfolded in ways unplanned and danger-filled, the Encyclopaedia began fulfilling roles beyond the relief of reading. The talk will be followed by an optional guided tour of the Polar Museum at 7pm.
The Polar Museum Exploring the unknown, expeditions to find rare artefacts, collecting specimens of creatures from the distant past… Join the University of Cambridge Museums as we celebrate the explorers and collectors that make our museums. Science experiments, craft activities and much more throughout the day as you get the chance to be an explorer yourself! Free, Drop in activities, so no booking required. Suitable for children of all ages.
Join Jon Shanklin, one of the trio from British Antarctic Survey who made the discovery of the ozone hole in to find out how it led to a global ban on harmful-ozone depleting substances - and hear from Professor John Pyle about his award-winning research into ozone depletion today. Is the hole healing? Are we safe from harmful UV rays? This event celebrates 'The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer' marking the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the ozone hole.
The talk is scheduled from 6pm Refreshments will be available to purchase before and after the talk.
Join us for a tour of The Polar Museum where we will tell you all about the Polar Regions, and everything from explorers to shamanism. This tour is especially for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Polar Science not only helps us discover our changing world, but can inspire the artist in all of us. This issue, co-produced with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, explores the amazing birds that live in or migrate to the polar regions. Read about how birds stay warm, or get an inside look at an expedition to record bird and other animal sounds in the high arctic.
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Our featured lessons help you use the subject of birds to teach simple physics concepts. At the opposite end of the earth, over a thousand plant species grow on the Arctic tundra. In this issue, we highlight high quality resources for teaching plant classification, life cycles, and adaptations.
Enrich your practice with our professional resources and discover science lessons and informational text to engage your students. Life in the Polar Extremes Issue 13, April At first glance, the polar regions may seem barren and lifeless.
Yet the tundra — found in both the Arctic and Antarctica — is home to a surprising diversity of life. In this issue, explore the tundra and how it can illustrate ecological concepts, relationships, and changes. Consider common misconceptions and strategies for formative assessment. Learn how to engage girls in science and help students write research reports.
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Polar Oceans Issue 14, May At the ends of the Earth lie the Arctic and Southern Oceans — mysterious, largely unexplored, yet vital in driving global circulation patterns and climate. In this issue, explore these oceans, their characteristics, and the species that call them home. Discover ways to integrate hands-on science and literacy, performance-based assessment, and informational text about blue whales.
Engage students by creating ocean murals or classroom podcasts. Icebergs and Glaciers Issue 15, August The enormous size of icebergs and glaciers can spark student interest — and questions.
How can huge icebergs float? How do massive glaciers move? In this issue, discover resources to help your students learn about icebergs and glaciers, develop a basic understanding of density and buoyancy, and practice reading comprehension strategies like predicting and visualizing. Download our latest podcast or learn how iPod Touches can bring technology to every student.
Peoples of the Arctic Issue 16, October While the Arctic may seem bleak and inhospitable, indigenous people have successfully lived there for thousands of years. In this issue, learn how the Inuit of northern Canada, Inupiat of arctic Alaska, and Sami of northern Europe survive in a harsh environment.
Keeping Warm Issue 17, December Winter brings cold temperatures to the Northern Hemisphere, leading us to consider ways to keep warm. In the polar regions, this question is important year-round! In this issue, explore physical science concepts, such as heat, conductors, and insulation, and apply this knowledge to the animals and people in the Arctic and Antarctica. Explore adaptations and behaviors through hands-on science lessons, informational text, and Readers Theater scripts.
Use formative assessment and discrepant events to target student misconceptions about heat.
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Polar Explorers Issue 18, February Did you know that even after years, debate still surrounds the question of who reached the North Pole first? Byrd to the Antarctic in ? In this issue, learn about polar explorers, past and present. Incorporating their stories into your curriculum can engage students and meet science, social studies, geography, and literacy standards.Polar Bear vs Walrus - Planet Earth - BBC Earth
Where else would you find scientists camping on floating sea ice or rappelling down the side of a glacier? In this issue, learn about the tools and technologies scientists use to study the land, ice, ocean, atmosphere, and living creatures of the polar regions. Students can also learn about the day-to-day life of a scientist working at the South Pole and plan their own research expedition.
Including a unit on the logistics of polar science is great way to teach students that while the locations, tools, and technologies may differ, the nature of science remains the same. Climate Change and the Polar Regions Issue 20, June Even though climate change and its effects are complex concepts for Grades K-5 learners, elementary teachers can still play an important role in preparing their students to become climate literate in later years.
In this issue, we highlight strategies and resources that help teachers lay the foundations for climate literacy.