The Ice Program is for elementary and middle school students in the United States.
Pre-show lesson plans and activities (K-8)
Full-length Broadway style theatrical production
Post-show lesson plans and activities (K-8)
Video series on The Making of Ice
Online activities and resources
PLOT: After a mix up at the travel agency, a young girl and her friend cruising from Chile to Rio de Janeiro mistakenly wind up on a ship to Antarctica! The unexpected adventure leads the pair to discovering a gamut of NSF scientific research, a cast of unique researchers, environmental hazards, and some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet. Children follow the characters as they learn about the ocean, atmosphere, glaciers, ecosystems and much more. When the friends realize there is far more to science, Antarctica and the planet than ever expected, they find themselves reconsidering their study and career choices for the future…
SUITABLE FOR: K to Year 8
CURRICULUM MAPPING: National Education Standards (USA), National Science Standards (USA)
RESOURCES: Yes. Pre and post show lesson plans and student activities for years K-8.
President Obama has articulated a clear priority for STEM education: within a decade, American students must "move from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math."
All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers