This is a list of resources specifically selected to support the Polar Explorer Project.
Links and Resources
In this resource learners will explore density and the effect that adding salt to water has on floating and sinking eggs. it demonstrates why things float more easily in our oceans.
This unit investigates one of the ways the Arctic is changing as a result of global warming. The sea level rise investigation demonstrates how the melting of different types of ice in the Arctic will affect sea level rise. This investigation is taken from Digital Explorer Frozen Oceans: Mission 5 How is the Arctic changing? Found at www.stem.org.uk/rx4tod.
The accompanying presentation can be used alongside this investigation (slides 1 to 22) to highlight how the Arctic ice is changing. The other demonstrations can also be used for older children, extending into the key stage 3/4 curriculum.
In this resource learners will use Scratch, to debug and then improve a program to move Autosub6000 around the ocean floor, photographing samples found. The remote movement will be controlled through a keyboard’s arrow keys initially and then the children will be challenged to create a program which will move Autosub6000 autonomously.
This film, from Twig World, looks at the relationship between time and place. In an age before satellite navigation and GPS, one man found an ingenious solution to the problem of determining a ship's location at sea.
Why not integrate some Polar research into a transition project? This resource provides a framework for teachers to run a transition project with Year 6 pupils to help them with the move from primary to secondary school.