Career as an Arctic explorer KS2 Science

In this Key Stage 2 (KS2) lesson, students simulate the training of Arctic explorers to learn how lifestyles can affect physical and mental health.

The lesson is introduced by Ann Daniels, a record-breaking polar explorer as the first woman in history, along with expedition teammate Caroline Hamilton, to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.

This full lesson contains:

Slideshow 2: How do you train like an Arctic explorer?
Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance
Activity Overview 2a: Tyre drag relay
Activity Overview 2b: Sleeping bag relay
Student Sheet 2a: Training storyboard

It forms Lesson 2 of 5 from the Frozen Oceans 7-11 unit of work. Take your class to the North Pole with this cross-curricular investigation of the Arctic Ocean. The lessons progress to cover varied topics and skills needed for a science research expedition in the polar regions. Themes include Arctic food webs, training like an explorer, expedition food, insulation and clothing, the impacts of melting ice and conducting a press conference. The lessons can also be combined into a Polar Challenge Day. All lessons and resources are available from Encounter Edu’s TES profile.


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  • Teacher-Guidance-2-FO711XC.pdf
  • Activity-Overview-2a-Tyre-drag-relay-FO711XC.pdf
  • Activity-Overview-2b-Sleeping-bag-relay-FO711XC.pdf
  • Student-Sheet-2a-Training-storyboard-FO711XC.pdf

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Created: Mar 9, 2016

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

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