Pupils & Teachers

The International Polar Year offers unique opportunities to pupils and students to get involved into polar and climate research themselves.

 

Here you can find:

 

  • National and international competitions for pupils about topics like polar research, climate and environment
  • Information about teachers programs: e.g. the participation of teachers on expeditions in order to create new teaching material on the base of current scientific results
  • Links to web sites with polar related teaching material

School teachers will be able to participate directly in international scientific research projects so that they, as communicators, can develop exciting concepts for in-class science projects in schools. The goal of this initiative is to develop a new image of polar regions, to provide direct, project-based involvement of school classes in the IPY , and to establish and network schools with a polar profile. More about Cool Classes...

The German Youth Steering Committee was founded in order to connect pupils, teachers and students in order to bring up to date polar science into the classrooms. Young scientists are encouraged to present their research in schools and help teachers in identifying current research topics for their curricula.

Individual projects and school initiatives can be found here...Weitere Projekte

Breaking the Ice...

On March 1, students and teachers from all corners of the world will mark the official start of the International Polar Year by jointly releasing virtual balloons while, simultaneously, learning about the interactions between ice and sea. Materials Informations about Breaking the Ice...

 

Here you'll find more links to teaching resources with regard to polar and climate topics!

How do students imagine earth's polar regions?

Art contest for elementary, middle and high school levels. Find out more about the drawing contest...

See the results...