Links to Educational Sites
- A community-centered resource for anyone interested in learning more about the Earth. Supported by the National Science Foundation
- Antarctica, Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole.
- Glacier Home Page
A project from Rice University, developed as a resource for teaching Earth
Science and uses the Internet to provide students with an interactive
exploration of Antarctica.
Are Formed From Snow
- Concept 1 GLACIERS ARE FORMED FROM SNOW. Investigation 1.1 What is the
shape of snowflakes? Investigation 1.2 Can ice be created from snow? How
much ice can be made from a certain amount of snow? Investigation 1.3
How does old snow look compared to new snow?
- Live From Antarctica
- This is a "Passport To Knowledge" (PTK) project, supported
in part by the National Science Foundation and the Officeof Polar Programs,
with satellite telecommunications made possible by NASA's ACTS Satellite
Experiments Program. The program used "multi-media resources (live
telecasts, on-line resources, and hands-on print curriculum resources)to
connect the classroom to the real world and to fulfill PTK's mission to
place science in culture's mainstream. The on-line and live video portions
of the field trip are partially underwritten by NASA and NSF and are free
- National Snow
and Ice Data Center; All about glaciers
- What makes a glacier? Where are glaciers found? How does the climate
affect glaciers? Take a quick tour through the life of a glacier.
- This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes.
- Teachers Experiencing Antarctica
- Each season the TEA program sends 12-16 teachers to the Arctic and Antarctic
to participate in research expeditions. The teachers send daily electronic
journals / correspondence / images from the field and develop K-12 classroom
- US Coast Guard International
Ice Patrol (IIP) Homepage
- Virtual Tour of the
- Warnings from the
- NOVA's coverage of Antarctic ice core research.
guide designed for high school students and covering topics
such as continental drift, weather, ice movements, global
warming, seals, and penguins
Antarctica: The Farthest Place Close To Home
American Museum Of Natural History. Investigate the extreme
environment of this polar continent and its value to scientists
worldwide. Students formulate and ask questions, conduct
investigations, think critically about images and data,
and draw reasoned conclusions.
is a huge continent over 50 times the size of Great Britain.
The five British bases are at coastal sites, primarily so
that stores can easily be transported ashore...
using the ideas in Classroom Antarctica to stimulate your
students' interest in real world applications for Science
Discovery School's A - Z Geography
a detailed article on the land, climate, natural resources
and exploration of Antarctica.
Glacier Power: An Earth Sciences Curriculum Element
designed for grades four through six by the Alaska SAR Facility
LEARNZ - Linking Education and Antarctic Research in New Zealand
educational program aimed at ages 8 to 14 years which uses
the technology and environment of Antarctica to develop
understandings in science, social studies, English, technology
Science for Everyone: Climate and Global Change
reports, and images that are specially selected to help
convey the wonder of our home planet and beyond.
The Why Files
Short reports on the environment from The Why Files