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Ice Sheets: Activities and Events for Educators

Learn about Ice Sheets by doing an experiment, following an expedition, contacting a scientist, or designing your own community event.

Launch a virtual balloon to show your involvement, and watch as people around the world join in!

Take part in the live web conferencing connection with the Antarctic.

Quick Ways that Teachers and Students can learn more about Ice Sheets, and get involved during the week of December 13th!

1. Learn About Ice Sheets and IPY:
by reading this Ice Sheets Primer or printing off this downloadable PDF

2. Launch a Virtual Balloon

3. Join the IPY Teachers discussion group to learn more about our activities.

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4. Ice Sheets in the Classroom:

Model how ice sheets build up at, and flow away from, ice centres. Learn how mountain ranges and valleys constrain the movement of ice. (Recipe for clay at end.)

Download an Ice Sheet Day flyer in your language:
Afrikaans
?? (Chinese)
Danish
Nederlands (Dutch)
English
Suomeksi (Finnish)
Francais (French)
Deutsch (German)
Greenlandic
Icelandic
Inuktitut
Italian
??? (Japanese)
Malay
Norwegian
Portugu