Broadcast live on:

Wednesday 4 May 2022
  • free
  • 45 mins
  • 7-11
This live broadcast has ended and is available to watch on catch up.

Free - Arctic ask-me-anything

This live lesson is a chance for younger students to ask any questions they want about life and science in the Arctic. This is truly an ask-me-anything session, so we are as happy to talk about going to the toilet at minus forty degrees, or what to do if you meet a polar bear. Of course, with the Arctic changing rapidly because of climate change, we will also be looking to cover all concerns and questions that young people may have about their changing world.

Learning outcomes

Overview of science and life in the Arctic

  • A changing Arctic environment
  • Science and life in the polar regions
  • The geopolitics of the Arctic region

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This live lesson is based around students’ questions. Classes may wish to some of the lessons from the unit for ages 7-11 or a one-off prep lesson. Additional resources for generating higher-order questions are also listed.

Questions generated by your class can be submitted via the Encounter Live tab in your profile.

Lesson steps

1. Introduction (5 mins)
Jamie will open the live lesson with a welcome and introduction to Arctic Live and the UK Arctic Research Station, as well as giving shout-outs to students and schools.

2. Q&A (40 mins)

It is then over to the students’ questions. We will be taking these in order of popularity, using the upvoting function on the live chat, and answering as many as we can.


AL2020 Speaker Jamie

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu


Iain Rudkin

Deputy Station Manager, UK Arctic Research Station, British Antarctic Survey

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