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Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience

On-Demand Event

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra.

Learn about polar bears and their environment

This year we hosted three events, each targeted to a specific age range, although all ages are welcome to watch. Looking for resources to support your viewing of these virtual experiences? Jump to the bottom of the page for associated classroom materials.

Arctic ABCs

Content tailored to grades K-3
P is for Polar Bear, U is for… Ulu? Let’s go through the alphabet, Arctic-style! We’ll have some fun, see some polar bears and other organisms that live in the Arctic regions, and learn some new words along the way!





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Ice Bears in Your Backyard

Content tailored to grades 4-8
Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic! Help us understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears.





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STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs!

Content tailored to grades 4-8
The daily choices we make impact our world. Tune in to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears. We’ll learn why you don't need to be a scientist to practice the core values of STEM. And, we will see some cool jobs that you might not typically consider when you think about the tundra.

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Objectives and Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Activities Supporting Arctic ABCs
Instructional Idea: Build a Collaborative Arctic ABC Book
A is for Arctic, B is for Beluga, C is for Caribou – help us build a collaborative ABC book featuring animals and ideas from the Arctic. Go to this document and select a letter. Research your Arctic item, and then follow instructions to add student artwork, audio files, or information to the collaborative Arctic ABC Book. | Get Started

Activities Supporting Ice Bears in Your Backyard
Instructional Idea: Participate in the Great Ice Melt
In this collaborative global project, students explore how heat is transferred between objects, how this transfer changes matter, and why it is so important to our lives. Students learn through a hands-on experiment with different conductors and insulators. See additional resources on this blog post and more information about the Great Ice Melt project below. | Get Started

Activities Supporting Explore STEM Careers as a Nature Photographer
Nature photography isn’t just about taking picture of animals and plants outside; it’s about telling a story through an image. The best photographers in the world don’t just focus on the subject, but help people see the entire picture. Explore this STEM career profile that shares what it takes to become a nature photographer and challenges students to tell the story of a critical environmental need in their community with pictures. | Get Started

Classroom Collaborative Project

Our classroom collaborative projects use a unique, web-based educational platform, GlobalLab, to enable students, teachers, and learners of all ages to pose questions and together find answers. Enhance your experience of the Tundra Connections virtual experience by participating in our collaborative project and connect with classrooms around the world.

Heat Transfer: The Great Ice Melt
(Grades K-8) In this collaborative global project, students explore how heat is transferred between objects, how this transfer changes matter, and why it is so important to our lives. Students learn through a hands-on experiment with different conductors and insulators.