2007/2008 The International Polar Year
    Antarctic Science


Official web sites for the International Polar Year

International Polar Year - UNESCO site
http://www.ipy.org/

International Polar Year 2007-08 - from Australian Government Antarctic Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=21915

General

International Polar Year - from Global Education, EdNA
http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/go/pid/3115

Antarctica

General Resources

Special Online Collection: Polar Science - from Science (journal)
http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/polarscience/

Fishy Tales from Antartica by Victoria Metcalf - from Ecoscience, International Science School 2007, The University of Sydney
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/foundation/Outreach/ISS/book/ecoscience_part7.pdf

Extreme Living in Antarctica by Victoria Metcalf - from Ecoscience, International Science School 2007, The University of Sydney
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/foundation/Outreach/ISS/book/ecoscience_part8.pdf

Understanding Through Science - from Australian Government Antarctica Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=58

Fact Files - from Australian Government Antarctica Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=3249

Cool Antarctica - Pictures, Information and Travel
http://www.coolantarctica.com/

Antarctica Online
http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/home/home.htm

Virtual Field Trip - Antarctica - from UniServe Science
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/k_6/antarctica/

Antarctica as an Educational Resource - from Antartica.org.nz
http://www.antarctica.org.nz/

Geology

Rock - from British Antarctic Survey, with links to information on volcanoes, fossils and landforms
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_Antarctica/Rock/index.html

ANTARCTICA: GEOLOGY, GLACIOLOGY AND WILDLIFE - from Ross Sea Information
http://www.rosssea.info/

Antarctica Geology: Instructional Module #5 - lesson plan from Global Classroom
http://www.globalclassroom.org/antarct5.html

Antarctic Geology - from Australian Goverment Antarctic Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=1461

Is mining in Antarctica worthwhile? - from Australian Goverment Antarctic Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=754

Geology: A Continent Apart - from Antarctic Connection
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/science/geology.shtml

Classroom Activities

Classroom Antartica - resources for teachers and students, from Australian Antarctic Division
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/

Live from Antarctica 2 - from NASA
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/antarctica2/main/t_guide/index.html

Unit 3. Antarctic Oceanography - from Project Oceanography, University of Southern Florida
http://www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f99/f99u3le1.pdf

Lesson 2. Antarctic Oceanography: Component I - Ice/Glaciers, Component II - Marine Snow - from Project Oceanography, University of Southern Florida
http://www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f99/f99u3le2.pdf

Scientists in Antarctica

Ingrid on Ice - diary entries from a medical doctor who spend 12 months working in Antarctica, from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/antarctica/ingrid/default.htm

Ashley Below: Antarctic Research Blog - a blog by a marine biology major who has made two trips to Antarctica
http://www.une.edu/admissions/research/below2.asp

Antarctic Astronomy Diaries 2004/05 - diary entries by Australian astronomers researching in Antarctica
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jacara/diaries2005/

Polar Passport: Dan Zwartz: Earth Scientist - a blog by a geologist working in Antarctica
http://questacon.typepad.com/polarpassport/

WebQuests and other online activities

Antarctica - a Web-based activity - focussing on Antarctic wildlife, from Graceville State School, Queensland
http://www.gracevilss.eq.edu.au/intranet/online/antarctica/index.html

Antarctic: A Web Quest - focussing on ecotourism in Antarctica, from St Joseph College, Queensland
http://www.terrace.qld.edu.au/library/grade6/antarctica.html

Touring Antarctica - focussing on ecotourism in Antarctica, from St Joseph's College - Mildura
http://www.linkingforlearning.com/webquests/Antarctica%20Webquest/

Antarctica: An Issue for all Australians - focussing on the future of Antarctica, from Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland
http://www.bgs.qld.edu.au/edprog/webquests/antarctica/introduction.htm

An Internet WebQuest: THE FOSSILS OF ANTARCTICA - focussing on fossils and plate tectonics, from McGraw-Hill Publishers
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/fossils.shtml

An Internet WebQuest: THE FOSSILS OF ANTARCTICA - an alternate webquest focussing on fossils and plate tectonics, from McGraw-Hill Publishers
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/fossils2.shtml

a month in ANTARCTICA - webquest explores the scientific bases established on Antarctica, from NSW Country Areas Program
http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/bb_site_intro/stage3_Modules/antarctica/antarcticamodule.htm

Antarctic Ice to Water Australia - from Central Queensland University
http://pbl.cqu.edu.au/web_quest/home.htm

Webquest: Iceberg Ahead! - from How Stuff Works Express
http://express.howstuffworks.com/wq-iceberg.htm

Food Webs: Antarctica - an interactive food web from Gould League
http://www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/antarctic.htm

Antarctica Sealab - from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/sealab/antarctica/

Lesson Plans

International Polar Year teaching activities - from Global Education
Teaching activities

The Antarctic Food Chain - lesson plan for grades K-2 from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/gk2/antarcticfood.html

Antarctica: A Cold Desert Ecosystem - lesson plan for grades 3-5 from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/antarctica.html

How Do Leopard Seals Hunt? - lesson plan for grades 3-5 from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/seasseal.html

Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts - lesson plan for grades 6-8 from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g68/seatoshiningsea2.html

Leopard Seals and Penguins: A Delicate Balance - lesson plan for grades 6-8 from National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g68/seasseal.html

Antarctic Lesson Plans - Cross-Curricular, Earth and Space Science and Life Science Lessons to download in pdf from Miami University's Antarctic Connection
http://www.units.muohio.edu/cryolab/education/AntarcticLessons.htm

Take A Virtual Trip to Antarctica - lesson plans from education World
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson042.shtml

Lesson Plans - from NOVA Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/classroom/lesson.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 1 - THE BIG WHITE MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit1_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 2 - ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit2_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 3 - ANTARCTIC COMMUNITY MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit3_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 4 - ON THIN ICE MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit4_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 5 - SOUTHERN LIFE MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit5_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 6 - DEEP FREEZE MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit6_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 7 - ANTARCTICA INTERNATIONAL MENU - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit7_menu_txt.html

Classroom Antarctica Unit 8 - PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT - activities from Classroom Antarctica
http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Unit8_Environment_txt.html

Antarctica Geology: Instructional Module #5 - lesson plan from Global Classroom
http://www.globalclassroom.org/antarct5.html

Lesson Plans - from Miami University
http://www.units.muohio.edu/cryolab/education/LessonPlans.htm

Antarctic Worksheets from Fiona - cross-curriculum activities including science from Antarctica.org.nz
http://www.antarctica.org.nz/08-teachers/worksheets_fiona.htm

Antarctic Worksheets from Chris - cross-curriculum activities including science from Antarctica.org.nz
http://www.antarctica.org.nz/08-teachers/worksheets_chris.htm

Arctic/Antarctic Unit of work - Classroom activity for Stage 3, from Oz-TeacherNet
http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/arctplan.htm

Antartcic Dad

Antartcic Dad - written by Hazel Edwards
http://www.hazeledwards.com/books/antarctica/antarcticdad.htm

Teachers’ Notes: relevant for International Polar Year 2007 - from http://www.hazeledwards.com/pdf/teachersnotes/Antarctic%20Dad%20Teachers'%20Notes.pdf

Images

Antarctica Diorama/Poster - from ABC Teach
http://www.abcteach.com/Themeunits/Antarctica/Antarctica.htm

Arctic/Antarctic Unit of work - Classroom activity for Stage 3, from Oz-TeacherNet
http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/arctplan.htm

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