AXA Arctic Live 2020

4 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

Book free live lessons with polar scientists and learn about life and science in the frozen north.

Broadcasting from the UK's Arctic Research Station on Svalbard, the first week will focus on life and work in the Arctic, with the second exploring the issues facing this fragile ecosystem.

AXA Arctic Live offers teachers a fresh way to build knowledge, practice working scientifically, inspire STEM careers and develop environmental stewardship.

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Mon, 4 May 2020, 8:00am UTC

Arctic food chain (AM)

This food chain activity introduces young people to a range of living things that they may come across during an Arctic expedition. Students will be asked to identify, classify and group organisms to ...

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Mon, 4 May 2020, 10:30am UTC

Adventures in the Arctic with Ellie Mackay (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask Ellie Mackay about her extensive experience as a science communicator, extreme environment filmmaker and field producer. Submit your st...

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Mon, 4 May 2020, 12:30pm UTC

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic will put your students in contact with live Arctic science! Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie a...

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Mon, 4 May 2020, 2:30pm UTC

Arctic food chain (PM)

This food chain activity introduces young people to a range of living things that they may come across during an Arctic expedition. Students will be asked to identify, classify and group organisms to ...

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Mon, 4 May 2020, 4:00pm UTC

Adventures in the Arctic with Ellie Mackay (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask Ellie Mackay about her extensive experience as a science communicator, extreme environment filmmaker and field producer. Submit your st...

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Wed, 6 May 2020, 8:00am UTC

Keeping warm in the Arctic (AM)

This live lesson activity is a fun way of learning about how explorers survive the extreme conditions in the Arctic. Students will investigate different materials and compare how they perform as insul...

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Wed, 6 May 2020, 10:30am UTC

How to survive in the Arctic with Nick Cox (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic explores what it is like to live above the Arctic Circle. Arctic research station leader Nick Cox will answer questions about his work at the UK's Arctic Res...

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Wed, 6 May 2020, 12:30pm UTC

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic will put your students in contact with live Arctic science! What is the coldest temperature the team have experienced? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anyth...

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Wed, 6 May 2020, 2:30pm UTC

Keeping warm in the Arctic (PM)

This live lesson activity is a fun way of learning about how explorers survive the extreme conditions in the Arctic. Students will investigate different materials and compare how they perform as insul...

Slate-Arctic-Live-2020-Survive Arctic B.jpg
Wed, 6 May 2020, 4:00pm UTC

How to survive in the Arctic with Nick Cox (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic explores what it is like to live above the Arctic Circle. Arctic research station leader Nick Cox will answer questions about his work at the UK's Arctic Res...

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Tue, 12 May 2020, 8:00am UTC

What happens if the Arctic melts? (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is a great way of learning about sea level rise and clear up common misconceptions such as how melting sea ice in the Arctic will cause sea levels to rise. T...

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Tue, 12 May 2020, 10:30am UTC

Science of a changing Arctic (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask the science team about how the Arctic is changing and the challenges this raises. Submit your students’ questions in advance to increas...

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Tue, 12 May 2020, 12:30pm UTC

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic will put your students in contact with live Arctic science! Have they seen any polar bears or other animals? How close did they get? Students can ask Jamie a...

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Tue, 12 May 2020, 2:30pm UTC

What happens if the Arctic melts? (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is a great way of learning about sea level rise and clear up common misconceptions such as how melting sea ice in the Arctic will cause sea levels to rise.Th...

Slate-Arctic-Live-2020-Changing Arctic A.jpg
Tue, 12 May 2020, 4:00pm UTC

Science of a changing Arctic (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask the science team about how the Arctic is changing and the challenges this raises. Submit your students’ questions in advance to increas...

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Thu, 14 May 2020, 8:00am UTC

How to sample for plastics (AM)

This live investigation broadcast from the Arctic is a great way of learning about how extensive the issue of microplastics is. Scientists have already identified microplastics in the Arctic, but how ...

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Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:30am UTC

Plastics in the Arctic with Dr Ceri Lewis (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask Dr Ceri Lewis, Associate Professor in Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, about her research into microplastics in the Arctic a...

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Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:30pm UTC

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic will put your students in contact with live Arctic science! What do you think the Arctic will look like in the future? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anyth...

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Thu, 14 May 2020, 2:30pm UTC

How to sample for plastics (PM)

This live investigation broadcast from the Arctic is a great way of learning about how extensive the issue of microplastics is. Scientists have already identified microplastics in the Arctic, but how ...

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Thu, 14 May 2020, 4:00pm UTC

Plastics in the Arctic with Dr Ceri Lewis (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to ask Dr Ceri Lewis, Associate Professor in Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, about her research into microplastics in the Arctic a...

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 8:00am UTC

How does CO2 affect the ocean? (AM)

This fun live lesson investigation, broadcast from the Arctic, aims to show how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. It demonstrates the link between carbon dioxide in ...

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 10:30am UTC

Carbon emissions and the Arctic with Dr Helen Findlay (AM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to learn about science in the Arctic, and ask Dr Helen Findlay about the impacts high CO2 concentrations levels in the ocean will have on the ...

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 12:30pm UTC

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic will put your students in contact with live Arctic science! How long does it take to get from the base to the sample site? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie a...

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 2:30pm UTC

How does CO2 affect the ocean? (PM)

This fun live lesson investigation, broadcast from the Arctic, aims to show how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. It demonstrates the link between carbon dioxide in ...

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 4:00pm UTC

Carbon emissions and the Arctic with Dr Helen Findlay (PM)

This live lesson broadcast from the Arctic is your chance to learn about science in the Arctic, and ask Dr Helen Findlay about the impacts high CO2 concentrations levels in the ocean will have on the ...

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