Antarctica Lesson Plans
Teaching Resources | Antarctica
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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.
- 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."
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.
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.
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.