Teaching dossiers & Activities

Various teaching dossiers have been put together by the International Polar Foundation. These dossiers aim to help teachers introduce subjects such as the Polar Regions, climate and climate change, energy and biodiversity to their students. The dossiers are mainly intended for late primary school (or middle school) teachers (10-12 years old students) and secondary school science and geography teachers.

  • Energy: 13 In-Class Activities

    Energy: 13 In-Class Activities


    This document brings together 13 activities designed for students between 8 and 15 years old, with each focusing on a different energy-related topic. A short theoretical explanation accompanies each activity. The themes covered include: What Is Energy? The Sun, World's Driving…

  • The technical aspects of the station: energy-efficiency and wastewater treatment

    The technical aspects of the station: energy-efficiency and wastewater treatment


    This pedagogical dossier describes the technical aspects of the Princess Elisabeth station, including its energy-efficient design and how water will be recycled and re-used. The Princess Elisabeth station is the first ever 'zero emission' station. However before it can earn…

  • The BELARE expeditions

    The BELARE expeditions


    Now that the BELARE 2007-2008 expedition is still fresh in our mind, the International Polar Foundation has taken the opportunity to publish a new pedagogical dossier: 'BELARE: the station was not built in a day!' The first construction phase of…

  • Belgians in Antarctica

    Belgians in Antarctica


    Sixty years after the King Baudouin base, the construction of the Princess Elisabeth Station sees the dawning of a new age for Belgium in Antarctica. This event has stirred the interest of the youth towards the Polar Regions. The International…

  • The station: from the inside out

    The station: from the inside out


    This dossier offers great information on the external and interior design of the Princess Elisabeth Station and suggests several activities which can be done during and after class. The dossier is aimed at children between 12 and 18 years old.…

  • Fossil and renewable energies

    Fossil and renewable energies


    14 pages of explanations and fascinating experiments for discovering energy, its origins and distinguishing renewable from non-renewable energies.

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