Antarctica Teacher Resources
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All About Antarctica
Students research the continent of Antarctica to find important facts about its topography, resources, climate, industry, agriculture, and wildlife. They identify Antarctica's animal life and learn what special needs and habitats these creatures require.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Let's Travel To Antarctica
Novel study is a great way to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Pupils read Shackleton's Stowaway. While they read the book, they research many aspects of Antarctica, such as the living conditions, climate, and travel. They will then use their findings to create a travel brochure about Antarctica.
6th Social Studies & History
Just How Cold Will It Be in Antarctica?
Students investigate how to stand the extremely cold temperatures in Antarctica. They discuss what average January temperatures are like in their city and explain the temperature of each in relation to proximity of the sun and longitudinal location.
4th - 7th Science
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding instructional activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science
The World's Last Great Wilderness (Antarctica)
It's a shame that there are no photographs in this presentation because the information is fascinating! Each identically fashioned slide contains bullet points of information about Antarctica that will enhance an earth science curriculum. Topics covered include the wildlife, The Antarctic Treaty that protects the area, discoveries made, the ice sheet, the impact of global warming on the environment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Welcome to the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth: Antarctica. Krill serve as the food to support the entire ecosystem here. It is why fish, seals, whales, and sea birds can exist! Much of this ecosystem has remained a mystery until a recent expedition discovered 700 new species!
4 mins 4th - 8th Science
Breaking News English: Protecting Antarctica from Tourism
In this Antarctica worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Antarctica.
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Packing for Antarctica
Young scholars brainstorm list of ten essential items they would want in event of being stranded in wilderness area, discuss supplies that would be needed for expedition to Antarctica, create spreadsheets, and discuss survival items that would be needed for emergency situation.
4th - 8th Math
Animals (including Insects!) of Antarctica
Students locate information on the various animals of Antarctica, including insects. They identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms and explain why organisms can survive only in environments that meet their needs.
2nd - 4th Science
Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica: Climate and Vegetation
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History