International Polar Year, or IPY (2007-2009) is by far the most exciting international scientific and educational opportunity of this century. For the next two years, all eyes will be focused on the physical, social and human dimensions of our planet's polar regions. Watch this blog for news related to Canadian outreach and education efforts related to IPY. Of particular interest to educators! Note: This blog is created independently of any official IPY organization

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Antarctic IPY resources

Antarctic science: Practical activities for the classroom Welcome back to Australian teachers Caroline Lapworth and Jane Dobson, who have returned safely from their voyage to the Antarctic as part of the Australian Teachers Experiencing the Antarctic project. Caroline and Jane were very busy during their time away, and have created a marvellous education section on the voyage website: Of particular interest to teachers of science in primary and secondary schools is the Teacher's Toolbox, which contains excellent practical activities for the classroom and demonstrates the principles behind the science happening aboard the SIPEX voyage to the Antarctic. The 'Toolbox' will be added to over the coming weeks and is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interest groups and ages. To locate the Toolbox, go to the Education page of the website: Choose 'Teacher's Toolbox' from the menu on the left of the page. Feedback is welcome, to:

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