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ERIC Number: EJ1001122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Polar Science Is Cool!
Weeks, Sophie
Primary Science, n125 p27-29 Nov 2012
Children are fascinated by the fact that polar scientists do research in extremely cold and dangerous places. In the Arctic they might be viewed as lunch by a polar bear. In the Antarctic, they could lose toes and fingers to frostbite and the wind is so fast it can rip skin off. They camp on ice in continuous daylight, weeks from any form of rescue. Sometimes they use really cool machines to do their work. What child wouldn't want to meet a polar scientist? Cool Club at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of Cambridge is a place for engaging, experimental, and creative encounters between young minds and polar researchers. Cool Club gives primary-age children the opportunity to meet real polar scientists, past and present, as well as introducing them to cutting edge polar research. It started out as a holiday activity at SPRI for small groups of children aged 7-11, but, in the past year, it has offered dozens of young minds new ways of thinking about their world. (Contains 3 figures, 1 box, and 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom