Polarpedia – an online encyclopedia of the Arctic
Polarpedia is a free online encyclopedia on polar research. It is a tool of EDU-ARCTIC’s educational program, accessible without registration, and an extensive knowledge base of the Arctic, with more than 500 terms translated to 16 national European languages.
Polarpedia contains photos, graphics and animations or videos. It is divided into nine categories:
- Ice & Snow
- Climate & Weather
- Plants & Animals
- Land & Geology
- Water resources
- People & Society
- Places & Stories
An additional part of Polarpedia, Games & Quizes, contains educational resources for teachers and students in forms of online games, quizzes, worksheets, experiments or teamwork proposals.
Multilingual Internet encyclopedia for schools
Polarpedia is an online encyclopedia that contains a glossary of scientific terms in the national European languages: English, Polish, Danish, Norwegian, French, Romanian, Bulgarian, Italian, Greek, Russian, Albanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, German and Icelandic.
It helps teachers and students to prepare for their participation in webinars by providing short explanations of scientific terms used by researchers conducting webinars.
The objective of Polarpedia – an Internet encyclopedia of polar science – is to provide teachers and pupils with an educational support that can facilitate their work on scientific issues and expressions in English.