Although Antarctica is the world's fifth largest
continent, it is sparsely populated as a result of the harsh
environmental conditions. The few inhabitants who work there for
short periods of time at research stations include wildlife rangers,
meteorologists, tradesmen and scientists
!! a team from your school has been invited to
join scientists in an expedition to one of the following Stations in
Your team is expected to carry out research whilst
visiting Antarctica. You get to decide what to research!
What will your team study and research and which
station best suits you for a one month stay?
- What are the physical features and
natural environment of each station?
- What are the living conditions like?
- What will you research?
- Which station offers the best
opportunity to study your chosen topic (it may be an animal,
plant, landform, icebergs, etc)
- Print a copy of the summary
sheets for comparing the
- Visit the following sites to gather and record
information on the summary sheet.
- Analyse the information and negotiate your
choice of Station.
Interesting sites you may also like to visit
Present your choice of Station in the form of a
slide show using Kid
Pix or Clarisworks/Appleworks,
PowerPoint or Hyperstudio.
Your presentation should include:
- location/site map
- pictures or photographs
- a brief outline of your planned research
- your reasons for choosing this Station based
on information gathered on summary sheet
This Module created by teachers
from Wollongong and funded by the Disadvantaged Schools Program in
collaboration with CAP