What is IPY
Polar Oceans: Why are the oceans warming up so much?
Polar Bear Activity
All About Frozen Ground, NSIDC
Live from the Poles / Polar Discovery
Antony Jinman: Polar Explorer and Public Speaker
Ice, Ice, Baby
Polar Classroom Activities
IPY Day Flyers with Classroom Activities (PDFs):
Land and Life
Above the Poles
Polar OceansInternational Polar Day pages.
Icy IPY Activities
Here are some of our favourite activities, as Word documents, that you can download and try in your classroom. Please let us know what you think of them!
Blubber Gloves; Fat Birds-Skinny Birds(LH)
Sediment Tubes (LH)
Polar Animal Adaptation (LH)
Penguin Family Reunion (LH)
Explorers Fuel - Gorp (LH)
Detecting CO2 (SZ)
Coriolis Activity (SZ)
Comparing the Arctic and Antarctic (SZ)
Climate Activities (SZ)
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!; explore the properties of water and ice by making your own ice cream!
Experiments with Snow and Ice; simple experiments investigating the properties of snow, ice, and water, melting and freezing.
Ice in the Solar System; in-depth inquiry-based activities based on the physical properties of ice and water.
Compare your School with an Arctic School; a fun inquiry project comparing the students school/town with those in the arctic.