Conference by E.Karsenti, “Tara Oceans: Cells, Embryos, and the Origins of Complexity in Life”

Conférence en anglais donnée par Eric Karsenti, directeur scientifique de TARA OCEANS, médaillé d’Or du CNRS et membre de l’Académie des Sciences.

D’une durée de 53 minutes (à partir de la minute 9), Eric Karsenti s’appuie sur une vaste base de données de plancton collectée sur toutes les océans du monde pendant l’expédition TARA OCEANS pour montrer comment ces formes de vie récemment découvertes offrent des indices sur l’émergence d’organismes marins complexes au cours des 4 milliards d’années écoulées.

Cette conférence a été donnée en Octobre 2018, à la Radcliffe Institute de l’université de Harvard à Boston (USA). Elle s’adresse à des élèves de niveau Terminale minimum.

 

Webconference : The Arctic and our Climate

In this 20 minutes webconference by Dr. P.Bourgain, discover the role of the Arctic in our climate, and learn more about the scientific research programs in the Arctic…

Spécial “Professeurs d’anglais”

De par sa vocation internationale, la fondation Tara Expéditions dispose de nombreux supports (écrits et audiovisuels) en langue étrangère.

Dans le document ci-dessous, découvrez les ressources en langue anglaise sur lesquelles vous pouvez vous appuyer et les différentes possibilités qui s’offrent à vous, pour construire vos cours d’anglais autour des expéditions Tara et des enjeux environnementaux de notre temps.

Tara newspaper n°10

Dans ce 10ème numéro, en version anglaise, retrouvez un dossier spécial sur la machine climatique, et des reportages sur l’Arctique avec “diagnostic polaire”, sur le plancton et les microplastiques.

Tara newspaper n°1

Ce journal présente, en version anglaise, le projet de l’expédition Tara Arctic (2006 – 2008). Découvrez le déroulement et l’organisation de cette expédition hors du commun.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

 

Tara newspaper n°2

Ce journal, en version anglaise, retrace les premiers mois de l’expédition Tara Arctic (2006 – 2008). Découvrez la difficulté du climat, le déroulement du travail scientifique sur la banquise et les premiers témoignages sur la vie à bord durant la nuit polaire.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

Tara newspaper n°3

Ce journal, en version anglaise, rapporte les avancées de Tara, prisonnier des glaces du Pôle Nord. Découvrez la menace grandissante de la fonte de la banquise, ainsi que son impact sur la mission de la goélette.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

Tara newspaper n°4

Ce journal, en version anglaise, vous fait revivre l’aventure Tara Arctic (2006 – 2008). Quel bilan pour l’expédition ? Quel futur pour le voilier et pour les océans ?

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

 

Tara newspaper n°5

Ce journal, en version anglaise, présente le projet de l’expédition Tara Oceans (2009 – 2012). Après sa dérive dans les glaces du Pôle Nord, découvrez le déroulement et l’organisation de l’expédition du voilier sur les océans du globe.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

Tara newspaper n°6

Ce journal, en version anglaise, raconte les avancées de Tara dans son expédition Tara Oceans (2009 – 2012). Découvrez les interviews et les portraits des acteurs de cette aventure et suivez les différentes escales.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

 

Tara newspaper n°7

Découvrez ou redécouvrez dans ce journal, en version anglaise, l’expédition Tara Oceans (2009 – 2012). Suivez le travail des scientifiques à bord et comprenez les enjeux que représente la sauvegarde des océans.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

Tara newspaper n°8

Ce journal, en version anglaise, vous fait revivre l’aventure Tara Oceans (2009 – 2012). Quel bilan pour l’expédition ? Quel futur pour le voilier et pour les océans ?

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

 

Tara newspaper n°9 – 10 years of action

Ce journal, en version anglaise, fête les 10 ans de Tara Expéditions. Revivez les expéditions grâce aux témoignages des acteurs de Tara.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

Tara News Junior n°2

Ce journal, en version anglaise, destiné aux 8-12 ans raconte l’expédition Tara Oceans 2009 – 2012. C’est un outil de découverte intéressant et divertissant qui permet aux enfants de comprendre le fonctionnement et les enjeux de l’expédition.

Retrouvez également ce journal dans la médiathèque du site de Tara.

 

Tara News Junior n°3

Ce numéro 3, en version anglaise, propose aux jeunes de 8 à 12 ans de découvrir les expéditions de la goélette, les recherches scientifiques qui sont menées à bord de Tara et les grands enjeux environnementaux et océaniques d’aujourd’hui.

Un petit tour sur la glace au coeur de la Banquise ? Vous y découvrirez les recherches menées lors de Tara Arctic. A bord de Tara en Méditerranée, les jeunes Taranautes pourront comprendre comment on étudie les déchets plastiques en mer et ce que l’on peut faire pour stopper cette grave pollution. Le saviez-vous ? Les plus minuscules habitants de l’Océan sont aussi les plus indispensables à notre planète.

Testing solar energy

“How can we make electricity with the sun?”

Introduce to the students the interest of solar energy to produce electricity.

 

Testing wind turbines

“How is electricity made using the wind?”

This sheet enables the students to discover the working of « renewable » energies and their benefits.

Pollution and plants

“Can plants absorb pollution?”

This experiment enables students to see the absorption of pollutants by the plants.

 

Germination and pollution

“Can seeds germinate under any conditions?”

This experiment enables students to estimate the consequences of a rise of acidity in an environment on the seed germination. Students will understand how modifying the environment can have deep consequences on the living beings living in it.

 

Melting and fragility of pack ice

“If the pack ice becomes more fragile, then it melts more easily. Why is this?”

This sheet enables the students to discover the truth about melting ice, why and how fast it is happening.

 

Land ice melt

“Will the melting of land-ice raise the ocean levels?”

Is there a difference between the melting of ice pack and the melting of land-ice? Do the ocean levels rise when the land-ice melts? This sheet will help you explain this phenomenon with an experiment based on this theme.

 

Melting pack ice and oceans level rise

“If the North Pole melts, won’t ocean levels rise?”

This experiment will help you understand the consequences of the North Pole’s melting pack ice and the ocean levels.

 

Greenhouse effect

“What is the greenhouse effect?”

Many gases in the earth’s atmosphere allow us to live with a good temperature and protect us. Yet, the rise of the concentration of some of these gases causes climatic changes. This experiment will help you understand the phenomenon.

 

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and ocean acidification

“Does the rise of atmospheric CO2 have consequences for the oceans?”

This sheet will help you understand the impact of the rise of certain greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide) on the climate and on the oceans.

 

Expansion of warm water

“Does water expand when heated?”

By recreating the phenomenon of oceans’ warming with an experiment, you will understand and illustrate one of the reasons of ocean levels rise.

Ocean currents and temperature

“Does temperature affect ocean currents?”

Explore this theme with this experiment and study the major influence of water’s temperature on ocean currents.

 

Ocean currents and salinity

“Does water salinity affect ocean currents?”

Explore this theme with this experiment and understand the major influence of water’s salinity on ocean currents.

 

The Ocean, the planet’s thermostat

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. It presents the central role the ocean plays in the regulation and control of major global thermal balance. This sheet also renews the representation of heat flux in the oceans.

The Ocean, origin of life on Earth

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. It details the two mechanisms of absorption by the ocean of part of the CO2 from the atmosphere. Two computer graphics help visualize these mechanisms in an entertaining way.

From the Ocean to the clouds

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. Discover a new way to present the water cycle. The resource was designed to show the critical importance of the oceans in this cycle, oceans which contain not less than 97.5% of the water on the planet.

Ocean acidification

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. What is known of this mechanism in 2015? How does it work? Find it out with this sheet.

The decline of marine biodiversity

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. Discover the proven impact that climate change has on biodiversity. This sheet shows some examples of changes that are already observable.

 

An Ocean under pressure

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. What are the consequences of the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on the mechanisms at work in the oceans? What are the impacts on the geography of coastal areas and populations? Find it out with this sheet.

Video – Coral bleaching

Frank the Coral lived quietly on the Great Barrier Reef for 400 years. Over the past century, Frank noticed that the ocean was gradually getting warmer. Then in 2016, the water temperature rose  suddenly, making it particularly dangerous for him. How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change?

Discover the nature of coral and the dangers it confronts due to global warming with this 6-minute video animation. Conceived by Tullio Rossi, PhD in marine biology and expert in scientific communication at Coral Garden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyEw_Rl8mqM

Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge.

Educational activity/ Coral bleaching/ 15-18 years old

How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change? Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge

Download the booklets of educational activities about Coral Bleaching for 15-18 years old students

 

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Educational activity/ Coral bleaching/ 12-15 years old

How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change? Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge

Download the booklets of educational activities about Coral Bleaching for 12-15 years old students

 

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Educational activity/ Coral bleaching/ 8-11 years old

How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change? Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge

Download the booklets of educational activities about Coral Bleaching for 8-11 years old students

 

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