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Learn about life in Antarctica including the climate, explorers, animals, geographic features, and current scientific expeditions. Take a virtual tour of this cold continent and view 360-degree images. Includes an eThemes resource on penguins and two eThemes resources on the arctic.
Click on "Shackleton's Expedition" to play "Escape from Antarctica," a short sailing game that demonstrates how explorers navigated before modern technology. In the "NOVA's Expeditions" pages you'll find 360-degree images from Antarctica.
This is a lesson plan about survival in Antarctica. Using these activities, students can learn about the ecosystem and geography of Antarctica, how to dress for cold weather, and how to work as a team. Includes printable worksheets to use with the activities. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Read about a journalist's experience living in Antarctic. Click on the links at the top and along the side to learn more. Find out what is included in a survival kit. NOTE: This site contains ads and a pop-up.
Watch a movie with Tim and Moby about the South Pole. Learn the difference between the magnetic and geographic poles, and also what the pole at the South Pole looks like. Then you can take a pop quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
In this eThemes Resource, learn all about the lives of penguins including their habitats, their adaptation to the environment, and their amazing ability to swim. See a live view of penguins from a Webcam and watch videos of penguins swimming and walking. These sites are filled with factual information, photos, and suggested classroom activities.
These sites are all about the Arctic region and inhabitants of the area. Includes photos and information about animals, plants, and people. There are games and puzzles to help you learn more about the North Pole's tundra biome.