This selection of resources were created as part of the Polar Explorer programme in 2019, funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and managed by STEM Learning Ltd. The aim of the programme was to highlight the commissioning and building of the polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough and Boaty McBoatface, its automated submersible.
The resources provide activities and guidance to support schools to enrich the teaching of STEM subjects, by using the context of the construction and launch of the ship, and of polar science.
More details about the programme can be found on the British Antarctic Survey website.
How do humans and animals keep warm in the Arctic? In this lesson children investigate the insulating properties of materials and consider how the adaptations of Arctic organisms help develop these. The context of the lesson is helping to develop new clothing for Tyler Fish, one of the Catlin Arctic Survey...
In this lesson children investigate the insulating properties of blubber and consider how the adaptations of Arctic organisms help develop these.
Children imagine what it would be like to live in a really cold place like the Arctic. How would they keep themselves warm?
In this unit pupils will investigate how a submarine descends and ascends through making a Cartesian diver.When you put the diver (pen top, paper clip and...
What do people eat in the Arctic? How do they make sure they have a balanced diet?
In this unit children learn about diet and the importance of a balanced diet through the experiences of polar explorers. Using creativity and scientific research skills children will create a menu suitable for an Arctic...