What Is It?
Polar Tracks allows teachers to make or find web-based lessons or
collections of web sites that are related to topics related to the
work done by PRISM. These lessons are called "Tracks."
Do These Lessons Come From?
Teachers and teachers-in-training have made these lessons using
an online utility called TrackStar to collect and annotate web sites
they have found on the Internet. All material in TrackStar is reviewed
by TrackStar staff and is appropriate for student use. We do, however,
strongly recommend that you preview any Track just prior to using
it, as web sites do change.
TrackStar is sponsored by ALTec
, a nonprofit group which sponsors a variety of projects, like the
PRISM K-12 Outreach site and HPR*TEC.
ALTec is dedicated to helping teachers utilize technology in their
| The Polar Regions
Find A Track
Click on a link below to get a list of lessons related to that
topic. Then click the name of the track. Once the track loaded,
choose View in Frames or View in Text to see the actual lesson.
& South Pole
Arctic & North Pole
Global Climate Change
of the Antarctic
Animals of the Arctic
of the Arctic
Robots & Rovers
Auroras & Sunspots
Snow & Glaciers
Edit a Track
This is a free service, but a teacher must register. Registration
ensures that all lesson material is accessible for that teacher.
You will be taken to the HPR*TEC site to make your lesson. To return
here, use the back buttons on your browser