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 in the Arctic

    Biodiversity in the Arctic


    The sheet on "Biodiversity in the Arctic" is part of the pedagogical dossier on Biodiversity & Climate Change. This sheet offers an introduction to the two types of polar ice that are the pack ice and ice caps, and to…

  • Biodiversity - Coral Reefs

    Biodiversity - Coral Reefs


    The sheet on "Coral Reefs" is part of the Biodiversity & climate change dossier. This sheet focuses on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. It explains the relationship of symbiosis that exists between the polyp and algae within…

  • 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…

  • 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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