Polar science is hugely important to help us to understand how the Earth works. During International Polar Year 2007-08, 50,000 participants from over 60 countries will be studying key issues such as weather and climate and the impact on human societies.
Download more information about these key areas of research - The Scope of IPY Science.
In pairs, work out which areas of research you think are the most important. Read and understand the impacts before deciding in which order to rank them. Print your decisions and compare your group’s ideas with others.