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Antarctica lesson 1

Antarctica Lesson Plan 1
Ice Streams, Ice Shelves and Ice Bergs of Antarctica
Year levels 8 – 11 (age approx 12 -16 years).

In the first part you will learn about the main geographical features of Antarctica, and the second exercise will explain the way ice moves in Antarctica, gradually reaching the Southern Ocean and being transported away as floating ice bergs.

Antarctica lesson 2

Antarctica Lesson Plan 2
Making an Antarctic Ice and Water Flow Model
Year levels 8 – 11 (age approx 12 -16 years).
This is a good follow up exercise to “Ice Streams, Ice Shelves and Ice Bergs”.
Using the templates provided, you are going to make a simple ‘map wheel’ to see how the ice flows in Antarctica. It also includes ice bergs floating away from the three largest ice shelves and shows the circulating currents of the Southern Ocean.

Antarctica lesson 3

Antarctica Lesson Plan 3
Antarctic Sediment Cores
Year levels 8 – 11 (age approx 12 -16 years).

Students will:
• Learn about the types of sediments formed by the different environments of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
• Complete a matching exercise to show the distribution of different
sediments below an Antarctic ice shelf.
• Interpret an imaginary sediment drill core in terms of climate history.

alpha 120

Alpha 120 Unlocking the Ice House - Antarctica and its Role in Climate Change.
Dr Tim Naish describes Antarctica's key role in trying to understand and predict global climate change. Antarctica is a remarkable continent. Remote, hostile and uninhabited, it is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest place on Earth.

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