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.

  • Biodiversity and climate change

    Biodiversity and climate change


    The educational sheet "Climate Change" offers an overview of the various Greenhouse gases. It focuses on the importance of agriculture in total Greenhouse gas emissions. The Kyoto Protocol is also presented as a political tool for fighting climate change. Earth's…

  • The biodiversity - teaching dossier

    The biodiversity - teaching dossier


    This sheet provides additional information to the biodiversity flash animation. You will find figures concerning biodiversity loss and explanations on the importance of tropical forests for biodiversity, the FSC-label and the concept of agroforestry. To put theory into practice, this…

  • Impacts of Climate Change on Humans

    Impacts of Climate Change on Humans


    This 47 pages teaching dossier details the various impacts that climate change has on mankind. A large number of natural systems are affected by regional climate changes that are caused by an increase in temperatures. The effects of major weather…

  • Oceans



    This 23-page dossier presents the oceans as the essential parts of our planet for each and every life form. This dossier tackles their origins, movements and importance regarding biodiversity and the global climate system.

  • The ice drift

    The ice drift


    This 4 pages fact sheet explains the forces causing the drifting of the Arctic sea ice. Propelled by the combined action of the winds and currents, the Arctic ice can move up to speeds covering several kilometres a day! This…

  • Polar Science

    Polar Science


    30 pages introducing polar science, explain its developement and contribution to the understanding of our climate system.

  • “The Migration of the Ibanes”: role play

    “The Migration of the Ibanes”: role play


    This teaching dossier complements the comic book "The migration of the Ibanes" by proposing a role play for discovering various aspects of sustainable development. Instruction for this activity can be found in the main teaching dossier.

  • Astronomic phenomena

    Astronomic phenomena


    12 pages explaining the planetary cycles, the long polar night, aurorae boreales and solar eclipses. Available in French only.

  • Easy classroom experiments

    Easy classroom experiments


    These easy classroom experiments are designed to accompany the International Polar Foundation's teaching dossiers. They aim to anchor students' know-how by putting theory into practice with concrete examples. Available in French only.

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