Educational & Community Outreach

This web site contains teachers' guides and activities for elementary school students about Antarctica. We also have a Web Expedition for middle school students. These activities have been designed to use as a supplement to your Earth Science course of study. All of these materials have been created to align with National and Ohio Educational Standards.

The Polar Rock Boxes contain rocks from the 3 main rock types in addition to activities and polar book (at no cost, contact the Curator).

Borrow a Polar Rock Box

(filled with rocks, hands-on activities, books, etc.)

Antarctica Picture Presentation

(Powerpoint; 40MB file)

 Web Expedition 

(middle school level)

Activities for Educators and Parents


United States Polar Rock Repository (USPRR)
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5348 or 6531