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Meal of Endurance- Students analyze the nutritional value of
three meals representative of the food Shackleton's men ate as their
journey progressed, and compare them to their own daily diet.
A Cold Desert Ecosystem- In this lesson students will construct
a rough map of Antarctic ecosystems and explore relationships among
the creatures that populate them.
- Antarctic E-Mail-
"The students will demonstrate prior knowledge of the Antarctic (geography,
population, etc.) They will also speculate on what kinds of people go
to Antarctica and why those people go to live there. The students will
speculate on what life is like in Antarctica. Finally, the students will
develop questions they can ask of researchers living at the Amundsen-Scott
Research Station in Antarctica."
to the Poles- Students will pretend they have just returned from a
year in the Arctic or Antarctic. They will look at Web sites about these
regions and expeditions to them, and they will create posters illustrating
Ahead!- Students make miniature icebergs, float them in water, expose
them to the sun, and compare them to a floating cork stopper. Students
also estimate the amount of drift ice around Antarctica.
and Penguins- Emperor penguins are the largest penguin species and
the only penguins that spend the winter on the Antarctic ice.
Our Place in the World- A series of activities.
the North Star Tell You Where You Are- Students make their own astrolabe,
use it to sight the star Polaris, and determine their latitude.
- South Georgia
Island: Paradise of Ice- Math and science lessons.
- Teacher Resources-
Complete with vocabulary terms, discussion questions, class projects,
Antarctic Ecosystem and Krill- This lesson asks students to investigate
the importance of krill to the Antarctic ecosystem by researching the
animals that depend on it and drawing a food web.
Antarctic Food Chain- This lesson introduces students to the animals
of Antarctica and to the Antarctic food chain. Students will draw pictures
of a variety of animals and attach the pictures to a wall collage (be
sure to set aside some space on one of the classroom walls).
Coldest Place at the Bottom of the World- Students use longitude and
latitude coordinates to trace and estimate the miles on Shackleton's actual
and intended polar journeys, describe the altitude changes across the
continent, and compare Antarctica to their own state.
Do People Know About the Arctic and Antarctic?- It's common to confuse
characteristics of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and many people have
never learned the differences between these two regions.
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