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8 - Under pressure

Putting YOU under pressure!

As well as using resources, people have left more than just footprints in the hundred years or so since people first set foot on Antarctica.

Even from the other side of the world we are polluting Antarctica’s precious environment – on land, in the sea and in the atmosphere.

In groups of three, decide whether you would like to know more about pollution of the land, sea or atmosphere.

Whatever you choose, design a poster, using paper and thick felt tip pens, that:

  • Explains to other groups what the issues are and what is being done about it
  • Uses no more than TEN words!
  • Includes diagrams, pictures, cartoons or symbols to get your message across.

 

BUT … YOU’VE ONLY GOT 10 MINUTES!

 

When you’re ready, get more info by clicking on the image below that is for your topic, and then start the Activity Timer...

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Land

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Sea

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Air

 

WHEN YOUR 10 MINUTES IS UP...

elect one member of your group to stay put, ready to explain the ideas on your poster. YOU CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS – NOT GIVE EXTRA INFORMATION.

If you are one of the others, take a pen and paper and circulate the room. Ask questions to find out about one of the other two kinds of pollution that threatens Antarctica.

 

BUT … YOU’VE ONLY GOT 5 MINUTES!

 

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When you’re ready, Start the clock!

 

WHEN 5 MINUTES IS UP…

Return to your group. If you visited other groups, feed back to the other two what you have found out.

As a group, how much do you know now?

 

 
 

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