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Above The Poles: Home
Polar Atmosphere
View into Space
View from Space

Related IPY Projects
IPY projects looking Above The Polar Regions.
Flyers: In many languages
Download an activity flyer in your language
Meet The Scientists
Profiles of researchers and other IPY participants. Several are happy to be contacted.
Links and Resources
Links to organisations related to science Above the Polar Regions.
About International Polar Days
Learn about past and future Polar Days.

Activities and Events:
Educational Activities
Auroras, weather observing, satellites, neutrinos & more!
LIVE Events
Join researchers in the Antarctic and Arctic through live web events
Launch a Virtual Weather Balloon
Add your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.

Press resources:
Press releases and images
Press releases and images for downloading.

Above The Poles: Classroom Activities

Activities and experiments you can do in the classroom related to science above the polar regions

imageImage: British Antarctic Survey

Polar Atmosphere Activities:

Weather Observation Activity: Observe the weather today, where you live, and record air temperature, rain, wind, visibility and cloudiness.
- read more about launching a weather balloon in Antarctica
- read more about cloud types and observations (thanks to GLOBE)
- download Weather Observation Activity in many languages here

Understanding changes in Ice: A GLOBE Seasons and Biomes Activity developed by Dr Leslie Gordon.

View into Space Activities:

Auroras: Aurora Observing Guide and Classroom Activity (thanks to Lars Poort)

Neutrinos in Antarctica and the AMANDA Project (This link will take you to the IceCube activity webpage)

View from Space Activities:

The IPY Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) project has been completed and its stunning result is freely available. Explore LIMA with NASA Quest, free Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes.
Classroom activities can be found on in the Antarctic mysteries link, then under the subsections of