• Cryosphere Funbook

Cryosphere Funbook

DIVERSITY DECK® Funbook

Extended learning about the Cryosphere


Our Cryosphere Funbook is all about the frozen water on planet Earth, including all the snow, glaciers, ice sheets, ice caps, ice floes and icebergs, mainly found in the polar regions. Did you know that Inuit's can build an igloo in less than an hour or that 90% of all ice on Earth is found in Antarctica? Dive into the wonderful world of the Cryosphere and find out why it MATTERS!
Our second DIVERSITY DECK® Funbook is available FREE to everyone during the lockdown period, these books are perfect for keeping young minds occupied and entertained while exploring Earth and our impact on it.

Please make a pledge to allow us to produce more Funbooks at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funbooks.

The illustrations and content are designed to be simple and meaningful to focus attention on the information that matters and help children to understand our planet. There are many cross-curricular elements which make for a well-rounded scheme of work and the contents page is laid out so that you can easily identify these. All of our Funbooks correspond to one of our 16 DIVERSITY DECK® card games, emphasizing key facts and generating a thoughtful and inquisitive mind in a playful way.

MAINTENANT are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Business Junction, and their branch Junior Junction are the official sponsors of the DIVERSITY DECK® Cryosphere Funbook! Business Junction launched Junior Junction for the next generation, holding regular events bringing children and young people together.

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Suitable for KS2



Cryosphere

Cryosphere

What is it?The Cryosphere refers to the portions of the Earth’s surfac..

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Clare Jones

Clare Jones

Head of Education and Engagement Since completing my Zoology degree n..

North Pole Geophysics

North Pole Geophysics

The Earth’s poles constitute a major part of the Cryosphere. Cover..

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South Pole Geophysics

South Pole Geophysics

The Earth’s Poles constitute a major part of the Cryosphere. Cover..

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Arctic Flora

Arctic Flora

Tundra The Artic Ocean is surrounded by the Tundra, a vast biome that..

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Arctic Fauna

Arctic Fauna

The Arctic is teeming with life and is characterised by many land mamm..

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Antarctic Flora

Antarctic Flora

Frozen desert The Antarctic Continent is the coldest and windiest pla..

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Poles Population

Poles Population

The geophysics for both poles is different, and the same can be said a..

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Albedo

Albedo

The reflective power of a surface Albedo (from Latin “whiteness”..

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Ice Cores

Ice Cores

The Earth's History Book Ice cores are cylinders drilled from ice..

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Rising Sea Level

Rising Sea Level

As the planet warms up, the ice that covers the extreme north and sout..

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Antarctic Fauna

Antarctic Fauna

Antarctic fauna biodiversity is surprisingly rich on the sea floor con..

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Water States

Water States

Water comes in different states. We are the only known planet whe..

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Polar Ice Melting

Polar Ice Melting

As the planet warms up, the ice that covers the extreme north and sout..

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Antarctic Treaty

Antarctic Treaty

A natural reserve devoted to peace and science The Antarctic Trea..

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Angela Daniel Testimonial

Angela Daniel Testimonial

Appraisal Letter We are super excited as we have received some..

Sam Shallcross Testimonial

Sam Shallcross Testimonial

Sam Shallcross KS2 Teacher - Primary School About our DIVERS..

Shelley Drury Testimonial

Shelley Drury Testimonial

Shelley Drury - Science Teacher Secondary School About o..

Fiona Ross Testimonial

Fiona Ross Testimonial

Fiona Ross Parent of a 9 year old About our DIVERSITY D..

Hannah Daniel Testimonial

Hannah Daniel Testimonial

Hannah Daniel Year 4 Teacher - Primary School About ou..

Lizzie Nelson

Lizzie Nelson

Sustainability and Creative Education Consultant The environmen..

Rosie

Rosie

Writer and Friend of the Earth Rosie is incredibly passio..

Goal 1 - No Poverty Goal 2 - Zero Hunger Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4 - Quality Education Goal 5 - Gender Equality Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13 - Climate Action Goal 14 - Life Below Water Goal 15 - Life on Land Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Goal 17 - Partnerships

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The new must have family eco-play games

DIVERSITY DECK® card games are for all generations, to enjoy playing classic card games such as snap, happy families, crazy eights, black jack, go fish, rock paper scissors and more, whilst providing a great way to introduce different levels of learning as starting points of conversation around sustainability topics. Our two special cards, Calamity and Parry, add even more fun and strategic problem to solve the game.

Supports the UK National Curriculum and promotes STEAM learning and the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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All our products are durable and printed locally in United Kingdom on 100% recycled non bleached paper using ecological inks.