The NASA International Polar Year Web site features extensive resources educators can use to engage students in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic, and their role in the climate and life on Earth. The material also covers the polar regions of the moon and Mars.
Educators can access an easy-to-use, searchable "NASA Polar Express" database of news, images, video, animations, posters and fact sheets. Educators can also use lessons, educational tools and datasets, reading materials, podcasts and vodcasts, curriculum-based science games and a calendar of International Polar Year events.
Educators and students may also visit featured pages on the Web site like those offering an animated Tour of the Cryosphere, a trip to regions of Earth covered in snow and ice. Polar-palooza features stories of life and research in the polar regions under an interagency educational and public outreach initiative.NASA - NASA & The International Polar Year (home site) Educators Page (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/IPY/main/educators.html) NASA IPY Multimedia page with cool videos NASA Web Site Offers Educators International Polar Year Resources (news release) Earthtimes.org -