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Frozen Oceans

This Skype lesson ended on 03 May 2014.

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This April and May, Digital Explorer is returning to the Arctic to take part in another research expedition.

Pupils will have the chance to speak to a member of an Arctic expedition about life in the frozen north.

This lesson is part of the Frozen Oceans education programme. Further resources, lesson plans and multimedia materials are available for download from: for primary/elementary schools and for secondary/high schools.

You can also explore a range of multimedia resources at by selecting the Frozen Oceans themes.

This lesson is best suited to a class who are already studying the Arctic in geography or science.

Each student in the class should prepare a question for the guest speaker in advance. It is expected that the lesson will take 25-30 minutes.

The days and times (all in UTC) that we will be available for Skype calls are:

April 23 - 18:00 - 23:00
April 24 - 08:00 - 10:30 and 12:00 - 16:30
April 28 - 08:00 - 10:30 and 12:00 - 16:30
April 29 - 08:00 - 10:30 and 12:00 - 16:30
May 01 - 08:00 - 10:30 and 12:00 - 16:30

Whilst we will do our best to accommodate everyone, this is proving to be a very popular Skype lesson and places are limited.

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Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

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An experienced educator, Jamie is always searching for new ways for children to learn about their chan...

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Helen Findlay

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Helen completed an MSc in oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton before moving ...

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Mrs. K. said on the 28 Apr 23:29
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My 3rd grade students loved this virtual field trip. They definitely are motivated to learn more about the krill. Having a professional scientist speak to them about multiple trials for a scientific investigation really had an impact on my students. Thank you!!

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Mrs. Salm said on the 24 Apr 04:29
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My classroom students learned a lot form this virtual field trip. They were amazed to see that at midnight in the arctic they had full sun. They were also motivated to learn more about krill. Thank you for taking the time to teach us about the co2 effects in the ocean waters.

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Miss S said on the 16 Apr 22:18
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We have 5th graders in Wisconsin that would love to learn more about life in the Arctic. We can do the 28th, 29th or May 1. We're in the central time zone so I think we can do anytime between 13:45-15:30 UTC.

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