Antarctica Teacher Resources
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The Antarctic Food Chain
Students explore the animals of Antarctica and the Antarctic food chain. They draw pictures of animals to include in a wall collage. Students illustrate the ecosystem's food web and discuss the importance of krill to the Antarctic ecosystem.
Making an Antarctic Water Flow Model
Learners explore world geography by creating a science model. In this water properties lesson, students identify the geography surrounding Antarctica and discuss how water flows in an out of the continent. Learners complete a water properties worksheet and create a water flow wheel using paper.
In this creating a flag worksheet, students review facts about Antarctica, draw a flag, and write a descriptive paragraph about what it symbolizes. Students complete 2 activities.
Comparing Antarctica To Home
In this comparing continents worksheet, students complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting their continent with Antarctica. Students complete 3 sections of the diagram.
Wearing Tuxedos In the Land of Brrrrrrrrr!
Students watch Antarctica: The Last Great Wilderness on Earth, explore and discuss animals and their survival in the polar region of Antarctica, and create mini-books, mobiles, etc. about penguins.
Landforms and Resources
In this Landforms and Resources instructional activity, students are asked to complete a chart about the landforms and resources in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica, then read and answer two short-answer questions.
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
Students research the exploration of Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton. In this Antarctic exploration lesson, students watch a movie about Sir Ernest Shackelton and his ship the Endurance. Students study a map of Antarctica and Shackelton's course. Students write a list of leadership qualities and role-play an Antarctic survival simulation. Students write an essay about the characteristics of a good leader.
Matching the Globe with the Map
Students examine how to use a globe. In this globe and map comparison lesson, students discuss how the globe and map are alike when looking at Africa and Antarctica. Students investigate shapes and sizes of globes versus maps.
Students explore exploring and expiditions then simlate their own on campus. They divide into small "expedition groups." Have each team report back to the class about their expeditions, using written, oral, or videotaped presentations.
IMAX Video: "Antarctica"
In this "Antarctica" video worksheet, students complete a set of 20 questions about the video, after listing things they already know, things scientists study in Antarctica, and 1 thing they would like to know.
Antarctica Independent Research Project
Pupils choose particular Antarctic topic that interests them, research information from at least five different Internet sites, and demonstrate their understanding of concept through creation of multimedia project of their own choosing.
Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica Today
Learners explore the importance of research in Antarctica, then explain how snow becomes part of the Antarctic ice cap. They explore Antarctica's harsh environment and discover how scientists drill ice cores and what information ice reveals.
Antarctica’s Melting and the Affect it has on the Ocean
Students calculate how much mass is lost and gained by Antarctica yearly. In this earth science lesson plan, students graph and analyze data from the given handout. They explain how this affects the world climate.
Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky
First graders participate in creative problem solving activity to get from Utah to the Atlantic Ocean.
Middle schoolers read the story and diary "Lizzie's diaries from Antarctica and Antarctica" to get massive clean-up. Students discuss their knowledge of life in Antarctica and raise the fact of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and its scientists. They write a diary entry as a scientist staying at the South Pole Station. Middle schoolers include the main information from the Teacher's Background section and the news story.
Antics in Antarctica
In this ESL editing worksheet, students will focus on error correction and editing. Students will read a short passage correcting any spelling mistakes or omissions from the article.
Antarctica Acrostic Poem
In this poetry writing worksheet, learners use the letters in ANTARCTICA to begin each line of poetry. There are graphics on the page.
Bank On It! Antarctica
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read an informational paragraph about Antarctica. Students then fill in the 17 blanks with words from the word bank.
Human-Environment Interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica
In this geography instructional activity, students read about the human-environment interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Antarctica. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Adjectives: Describing Antarctica
In this adjectives worksheet, students write six adjectives that describe Antarctica. Students write a sentence using each of the adjectives.