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Polar Explorer

  • Bears On Ice
    Experience Antarctica through the eyes of two Geobears, Berkley and OzGold, who sailed on the Aurora Australis with their Australian, friend and helper, Gordon Bain. Designed for students in Grades 3-6. The adventure begins Oct. 21, 2002.
  • PRISM Updates
    Keep up with the PRISM staff as they develop new strategies for measuring the ice and bedrock in the polar regions. See real scientists at work.

  • All Things Polar
    PRISM offers annotated links to outside polar web resources for K-12 educators, students, and the general public. Most links are keyed to national academic standards.

  • Polar Tracks
    Search our sister site, TrackStar, for teacher-selected websites and lessons about Arctic and Antarctic topics. Or make your own web-based lesson in a flash.
  • The Mystery of Andree
    This web site was developed from newspaper articles related to polar exploration which were collected by L. L. Dyche, a professor at the University of Kansas. These articles tell the story of the polar expedition led by Salomon August Andree, who tried to reach the North Pole in the late 1800's. Previous explorers had tried to reach the pole via ship and/or sled dogs. Andree decided to try to reach the pole by air. Lessons pertaining to these articles will follow soon.

  • Letter of Global Concern
    Students can practice their letter-writing skills by using the online form to draft a printable letter to a congressman, senator, or business CEO describing their concern about environmental issues.

  • News of The Antarctic
    News stories related to scientific studies being conducted in the Antarctic.

  • News of The Arctic
    News stories related to scientific studies being conducted in the Arctic region.

  • Theories Far & Wide
    This is a collection of several different theories pertaining to what people thought might be found in the unexplored polar regions. Most of these newspaper articles were collected by L. L. Dyche, a professor at the University of Kansas, and date from the late 1800's to early 1900's.


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