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Learning resources


FREE session suitable for teachers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 classes.

Wednesday 25 October 2017 11am-1pm

Are you looking for activity ideas and inspiration for your polar project? We can help with resources, information, multi-disciplinary ideas, handling collections and activities for your classroom.

This session would also benefit teachers who have booked a self-guided visit to the Polar Museum.

For more information or to book a place please contact


Objects from Antarctica

Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in our short films. Designed for use in a classroom with primary age (7-11 year olds) students, though also accessible to older children, each film follows a theme: food, transport, navigation, science or clothing. As well as featuring beautiful photography and detailed shots of objects from our collection, each film is introduced by experts on the theme and an expert from the Polar Museum.

As well as the films themselves, you can download accompanying teacher packs, brimming with brilliant ideas and resources to get your students thinking in new ways across a range of subjects areas, and high resolution images of the objects for use in the classroom.

Download teacher pack - transport Download images - transport

Objects in this film are:

  • Dog harness
  • Man hauling harness
  • Pony snowshoe
  • Sledge

Download teacher pack - science Download images - science

Objects in this film are:

  • Fossil
  • Geolocator
  • Geological hammer
  • Radiosonde

Download teacher pack - navigation Download images - navigation

Objects in this film are:

  • Compass
  • GPS unit
  • Sextant

Download teacher pack - food Download images - food

Objects in this film are:

  • Mustard
  • Pemmican
  • Primus stove

Download teacher pack - clothing Download images - clothing

Objects in this film are:

  • Goggles
  • Jacket
  • Mittens