Antarctica

 
1. http://abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/antarctica/

This site is particularly good for the students. It includes activity sheets and word games related to Antarctic animals. It is a good site for future units as it includes other topics. The instructions are easy to follow and the site is colourful and interesting.
2. http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/

This site is very good. It includes easy to follow indexes and headings.
The information is clearly ordered and each animal listed includes a picture and information relating to it. I found this was easily the best site as it is easy for the students to use and also very interesting.
However, to use these activities you need to have Acrobat Reader to be able to see them.
3. http://ireland.iol.ie/south-aris/wild.htm

This site includes beautiful pictures and loads of information about the different wildlife. However, it may be too wordy and detailed for the students but you may find some useful information to use yourself.
4. http://www.antdiv.gov.au/classroom

This is actually the Antarctic Division web site so it is very factual and reliable. You need to have Acrobat reader to access the information. It describes the food chain in Antarctica in a visually interesting format.

However, it in slightly complicated to access so the students may need some help with this. This site also includes a teacherís guide with some useful ideas for activities and relevant research material.
 
5. Here are some websites that may allow children to explore some of the things scientists are doing or have done in the Antarctica. Includes Webquests.

http://www.casino-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsie/hsie.htm

6.
Lots Of Links To All Kind Of Information

http://www.edna.edu.au/
 

7. Some Activities
http://literacynet.org/polar/pop/html/activities.html
 

8. Some Theme Topics On Antarctica


http://abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/antarctica/

 
Lots Of Material On Penguins
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/animals/penguins/

 

 

9. A huge List of resources
 http://www.eddept.wa.edu.au/cmis/eval/curriculum/pathfinders/antarctica/index.htm

http://www3.eddept.wa.edu.au/searchresults.asp?ct=InternetFiles&q1=penguins 
 
10. Some Activities

http://literacynet.org/polar/pop/html/activities.html

 

 


Antarctica
- different sites


Antarctica - the wonderful Zoom School
[Enchanted Learning]

Virtual Tour

CIA Factbook

Classroom Antarctica - http://classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/

http://www.midcoast.com.au/~ttc/Antarctica.html  - lesson plans
 

http://www.alstonville-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsie.htm

 

In the Steps of Mawson - Click enter and begin! Wow!

 

Australian Antarctic Division - All sorts of information - Wildlife, Webcams, current weather conditions, history.......

 

Classroom Antarctica

http://www.classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au

Resources http://www.classroomantarctica.aad.gov.au/textversion/Resources_txt.html

Activities for children  http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=5718  and
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=11489

Antarctica: Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole - Great Site!

Blue Ice - An Antarctica virtual field trip for yr 4 - 8

 

Terraquest - Learn about travel in Antarctica, read up on ecological issues, explore the environments and wildlife, and relive Antarctica's dramatic past.

 

Maps of Antarctica - Wonderful maps to view, print and interact with.

 

Virtual Antarctica - A rather interesting site straight from Antarctica


Penguins in Antarctica - Research Area for Reports

 

The North Pole by Robert E. Peary, 1909 - So who was the first person to the North Pole?

Shackleton's voyage

 

Antarctica on the Australian ABC

 


Some Ideas For an Antarctic Theme.

Cinquain poems about penguins


Make salt dough Antarctic creatures - seals, whales, penguins (Painted at a later date)

Make penguin pencil holders out of old tin, black and white card.

Paint life size penguins Gentoo /Adelie / Emperor/ Chinstrap

Draw prawns ( impersonating krill) from real life frozen examples- phew!


Play simple board game (4 players Amundsen ; Scott; Mawson and Shackleton) simulating a race to the South Pole, first to correctly answer 10 or so questions wins. Card sets photocopied with answers on back.

Make simple weather instruments (easiest ones to make?)or a pinwheel as a model wind turbine???

Draw Antarctic food chains. (or cut and paste activity) We have the Who's Eating Who brochures from the A.A.D.

Build a graph of penguin species numbers in Antarctica using MAB blocks (1000s and 100s)

Use clay and salt dough to make a cross section of Antarctica {Showing underlying land mass and  ice } following a simplified diagram.

Using globe and Longitude and Latitude coordinates to locate places all over the world- say 10 famous capitals and their distance from Antarctica.

Treasure Hunt on the animals of Antarctica
http://www.lakemunmor-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/t_hunts/antarctica.htm

Printout  http://www.lakemunmor-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/t_h_printouts/antarctic_life.htm
 

A fairly extensive collection of bibs and bobs located at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/index.htm , designed for just such occasions.  For example, you will find a simple and practical wind vane at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/miniexp.htm
 
Edna Search
Using the search function of EDNA, http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/  there were 65 "hits" on the topic "Antarctica"
 
Some Activities
http://literacynet.org/polar/pop/html/activities.html
 
Explorer
http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/antarctica/
 
World Atlas
http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/an.htm
 

Images and Information
http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/home/home.htm
 
Good information
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/Antarctic.htm
 
Outstanding Resource by a teacher
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~slacey/antarctica.htm
 
About Antarctica
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/  a bit harder.
 
Excellent site for teachers with worksheets k - 4
http://ku-prism.org/resources/polar/animalslessons.html
 
Arctic and Antarctic links
http://arthur.k12.il.us/arthurgs/arctic.htm
 

*Antarctica - by a Teacher [SueL] http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/suel/antarctica/antarc.html
Also has links to Sir Douglas Mawson   http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/suel/sirdoug/sirdoug.html

 
Tas Ed
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/delic/whatsnew/archive/2005/june/hotstuff.htm#Online_teaching
 
Polar Regions - A Theme

Virtual Antarctic http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/%7Ekpt/terraquest/va/

The New South Polar Times
 
South Pole Picture Gallery - Great pictures, but some take a while to download on Dialup connections.
 

Ideas and detail together - for Teachers - great site.
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~slacey/antarctica.htm#Explorers
 
Wayne
Dec 2002

Update Jan 2006
* Pic. from coolantarctica.com.
Also, here and in the public domain on the web.
 

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Updated Jan. 2006
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