Monday, February 9, 2009

Go North - Explore the Arctic

Beginning on Monday, March 2 students in classrooms around the world can follow along on an Arctic dogsled expedition. Go North will give students the opportunity to learn about the Arctic through movies, photos, and audio updates from the Go North team. Students will also be able to map the trip and participate in question and answer segments. Go North is a project sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, the University of Minnesota, and Best Buy.

Applications for Education
Following along with the Go North expedition is a great way for students to learn about the Arctic. To participate and follow along you do have to register your classroom in advance on the Go North website.

At the other end of the world, most major south pole expeditions are wrapping up or have wrapped up, but there are still some great expedition websites that your students can visit to learn about Antarctica. Check out Wired Antarctica and South Pole Quest to find good resources for teaching about Antarctica.