An Emperor Penguin dives into the ocean through a hole in the ice.
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Image courtesy of Emily Stone, National Science Foundation
Polar Games and Activities
Dive into one of our new polar activities or games!
Animation showing Annual Variation of Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic
Animation showing Annual Variation of Sea Ice Extent in the Antarctic
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre
Changing Planet: Melting Glaciers
Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak
Compare Images of Arctic Sea Ice Extent Side-by-side
Compare Images of Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Side-by-side
Earth's North Magnetic Pole interactive
Glaciers: Then and Now - Compare photographs of glaciers to observe how Alaskan glaciers have changed over the last century.
Graphing Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic and Antarctic A classroom activity for grades 5-12 where students graph sea ice extent (area) in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic) over a three-year period to learn about seasonal variations and over a 25-year period to learn about longer-term trends.
Model a Moving Glacier - Make a model of glacier motion and then experiment with it.
Polar Jigsaw Puzzles - Want a challenge? Try 12x12 piece puzzles!
Polar Wordsearch Puzzle Try all three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced!
Postcards from the Field - Antartica - Send a postcard yourself!
Make an Arctic Creature Mobile! - A craft activity to print and color
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
The Winter 2009 issue of The Earth Scientist
, focuses on Earth System science, including articles on student inquiry, differentiated instruction, geomorphic concepts, the rock cycle, and much more!
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