Delve deeper into the topics explored by Wicked Weather Watch. Follow the links, watch the videos and try the experiments to learn more about the Arctic and climate change from the experts!
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Quizzes and games
Polar Bear Quiz
So you think you know your Polar bears? Why not take our polar bear quiz and see just how much you really know about these iconic Arctic inhabitants.
Jargon Buster Bingo
Know your iceberg from your iceshelf? Try classic Bingo with a jargon busting Arctic twist and see who will be first get a full (green?!) house!
How much do you know about this amazing country? Answers on our Focus on Greenland page.
Question 1: Greenland is the world’s largest island. True or False?
Question 2: Greenland is covered in a lot of ice, some of which is more than two million years old! How much of Greenland is covered in ice? a) 45% b) 63% c) 82%
Question 3: How many people live in Greenland? a) about 56,000 b) about 500,000 c) over 1 million
Question 4: What animal is on Greenland’s Coat of Arms? a) a reindeer b) a polar bear c) a seal
Question 5: Greenland’s ice contains about 10% of the whole world’s fresh water. True or false?
Get hands on with our Awesome Experiments!
Be a climate detective and find out how pond and peat bogs can tell us about how our climate has changed over time…
Does all melting ice cause sea levels to rise? Why do warmer oceans matter? Try “Awesome Experiment: What causes sea levels to rise?” to find out.
Having a balance of cold and warm water in our oceans keeps our climate stable. Try “Awesome Experiment: Ocean currents and the role of the Arctic” to find out what might happen if our ocean currents change.
Does less snow and ice mean a warmer world? Try our snow and ice experiment to find out!
Ask the expert!
Listen to either a presentation by our Patron and Arctic science expert Professor Terry V. Callaghan as he talks us through different aspects of the Arctic and climate change or a talk by explorer Hazel Richards who describes what her expeditions were like whilst travelling through the harsh polar environments of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
Professor Callaghan talks to us about science in the Arctic.
Suitable for all ages: length 20 mins
Arctic and Antarctic explorer Hazel Richards shares her experiences during her expeditions to the poles.
Suitable for all ages: length 60 mins
Looking for more resources like these? Click here for more educational videos, including Professor Callaghan’s session on the role of the Arctic in climate change that is suitable for secondary students!
Four fascinating facts!
2015 was the hottest year on record, breaking the previous record set jointly in 2010 and 2005.
Over 100 million people living in coastal regions across the world would be displaced by a rise in sea levels of just 90cm.
The golden toad was the first species to go extinct because of climate change and habitat loss.
In 2004 cows released more methane gas than the oil industry in the United States of America.