ERIC Number: EJ933509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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What Colour Is a Polar Bear's Skin?
Truchot, Sandrine; Weber, Agathe
Primary Science Review, n88 p26-28 May-Jun 2005
The association "Participe Futur", based in France, has set up a fantastic sailing and educational adventure with the help of the International Polar Foundation. A group of scientists left the South of France on 20 March 2005 on a sailing boat named "Alcyon". They will be on board for nine months, travelling all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen (Svalbard) and back. The main purpose of the journey is to provide educational material for children and a fascinating guide for teachers. Children will be involved in learning about biodiversity, geology, oceanography, the polar environment, navigation and climate change, all approached through the story of the boat's journey and the different environments it passes through. In this article, the authors describe how teachers can follow a scientific learning journey to the Arctic Circle with their class.
Descriptors: Animals, Aquatic Sports, Oceanography, Geology, Biodiversity, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Climate, Academic Achievement, Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Identifiers - Location: France