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01 - Antarctica : the movie - Imagine you are a location scout and a wannabe scriptwriter for a Hollywood movie company...

01 - Antarctica acrostic - Albatross, Nippy, Treeless, Awesome, Rothera...

02 - Antarctica: The frozen continent - Find out where, what, why and how Antarctica is as it is

05 - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Illustrate the verses of the poem

06 - Halley info - Background on Halley research station

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01 - Wilderness Challenge - What do you know about Antarctica already?

01 - Being there - Imagine you are in Antarctica, taking these photos...

01 - Making a trailer - Imagine you are part of a team making a one minute trailer for a movie based in Antarctica...

02 - Measuring the ice - Find out more about Antarctica’s ice sheets

02 - On the move - How Gondwana became the world we know today

02 - The world upside down - From Antarctica, the world looks a very different place!

03 - Ice cores - Find out what scientists have already discovered from ice cores

03 - Letter template - Write a letter to the United Nations explaining why you want action...

03 - Newsflash - In 2002, the Larsen B ice shelf broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula...

03 - Rising seas - information on how places could be affected by rising sea level.

03 - Rothera Diary - Climate data and diary extracts from Rothera.

03 - Seasonal change - The biggest seasonal change on earth

03 - Warnings from the ice - As the last untouched environment on Earth, Antarctica is a very important place to study changes in the climate.

04 - Antarcticas food web - Trophic levels

04 - Who's eating who? - Antarctica's food web

04 - Who's looking at you? - Identify the animals

05 - A letter never sent - This letter was found blowing in the Antarctic wind...

05 - The race to the pole - Find out about the early explorers of Antarctica, and locate some of the places they discovered.

05 - What (not) to wear - Get dressed ready for an Antarctic expedition...

06 - Keeping healthy - Download the ailments and decide on what the treatment should be

06 - Living and working in Antarctica - More background information

06 - postcard template - Write home and let your family know how you're getting on...

07 - Postcard template - Describe your holiday - what you’ve seen and done, and what you think about it

07 - Why Antarctica? - Fill the speech bubbles with reasons why you think people want to holiday in Antarctica

08 - A treasure trove of resources - Icebreaker activity

08 - Bio-prospecting (powerpoint) - Powerpoint document for Farming Antarctic waters activity

08 - Bio-prospecting (powerpoint) - Word document for Farming Antarctic waters activity

08 - Focus on Fish (powerpoint) - Powerpoint document for Farming Antarctic waters activity

08 - Focus on Fish (powerpoint) - Word document for Farming Antarctic waters activity

08 - Metals, minerals and meteorites - An overview of the issues concerning Antarctica’s resources

08 - Under Pressure - Think about these users of Antarctica … put them where you think they should go in the Venn Diagram.

09 - Breaking the ice - In what ways have people from different countries worked together in Antarctica?

09 - Territorial claims: a slice of history - Why do you think no country lays claim to one particular section of Antarctica?

09 - The Antarctic treaty system -

09 - The Antarctic treaty system - Antarctic Treaty System and the Applications list

10 - Dig it up (Sidney Suit) - Which view of the future? You decide!

10 - Guess the gadget - What is it?

10 - Let it be (Laura Leaf) - Which view of the future? You decide!

10 - Newspaper template (Laura) - Your brief for the week is to write an article about Antarctica’s future...

10 - newspaper template (Sid) - Your brief for the week is to write an article about Antarctica’s future...

10 - Which view of the future? - To help you think about this view in different ways, you are all going to wear six different coloured hats...

11 - IPY in a nutshell - Information about International Polar Year 2007-08

11 - Polar fact file - Poles Apart: Arctic and Antarctic Fact File

11 - Spot the difference - Can you guess which of the ice floes belong to the Arctic and which belong to the Antarctic?

11 - The importance of Polar Science - Polar science is hugely important to help us to understand how the Earth works.

11 - The Scope of IPY Science - During International Polar Year 2007-08, 50,000 participants from over 60 countries will be studying key issues such as weather and climate and the impact on human societies.

12 - Collect data about the air - Atmospheric studies have been going on at Rothera for over 30 years, providing vital information about the changes going on in the atmosphere above the Antarctic Peninsula

12 - Collect data about the land - Each season, up to 30 field teams are flown out to locations all over the Antarctic Peninsula to gather data from specific remote sites.

12 - Collect data about the sea - Rothera Research Station is the British Antarctic Survey’s centre for marine science and experienced divers explore the underwater realm all year round

12 - Layers of the atmosphere - a graph showing Earth's atmosphere and its different layers.

12 - Prepare to travel south - Follow the timeline and learn about what it takes to get all the way to Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic Peninsula.

12 - Use your data - All the graphs from the 'Using your data' page, collected in a Word file.

interactives

01 - Being there - What does it feel like?

01 - Making a trailer - Choose a movie clip and a soundtrack, and then write a script for your trailer.

01 - Wilderness challenge - What do you know about Antarctica already?

02 - Going back in time - Globe animation from Gondwana to now

02 - Sizing up Antarctica - How does Antarctica compare in size location and time to other places?

02 - The world upside down - From Antarctica, the rest of the world looks a very different shape!

03 - Seasonal Change - The biggest seasonal change on Earth

04 - Who's eating who? - Antarctica's food web

04 - Who's looking at you? - Identify the animals

05 - The race to the pole - Find out about the early explorers of Antarctica, and locate some of the places they discovered.

05 - What (not) to wear - Can you dress our Antarctic scientist in the correct order? Get him ready for work in the extreme cold.

07 - Avoiding footprints - Visit some of the popular stops on the Antarctica Peninsula

08 - A treasure trove of resources - One day we may look to Antarctica for more resources...

10 - Guess the gadget - What could it be?

11 - Spot the difference - What differences are there between the Antarctic and the Arctic?

11 - The importance of polar science - Order the areas of polar research according to importance.

12 - Collect data about the air - Prepare to launch a meteorological balloon from Rothera to gather data about the atmosphere above the station.

12 - Collect data about the land - Once you’ve set-up camp, you can travel to a remote, rocky outcrop and record important data about Antarctica’s distant past.

12 - Collect data about the sea - You’ll be led by an experienced marine biologist and diver, and, once under the surface, you can start to collect your own Antarctic data.

12 - Prepare to travel south - Complete the timeline and learn about what it takes to get all the way to Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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03 - Newsflash - In 2002, the Larsen B ice shelf broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula...

05 - Dear Marjorie... - From A letter never sent activity

05 - May 28 1911 - A diary page from Frank Debenham, an Australian on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910 to 1913

05 - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Extract from the poem

10 - Dig it up! (Sidney Suit) - From Which view of the future activity

10 - Let it be! (Laura Leaf) - From Which view of the future activity

Awe and majesty - Music from trailer activity

Chinstrap Penguins - Sound clip

Emperor Penguin chicks - Sound clip

Fluted moraine - Music from trailer activity

Ice omen - Music from trailer activity

Icebreaker - Music from trailer activity

Macaroni Penguins - Sound clip

Male Fur Seals fighting - Sound clip

Mission Antarctica - Music from trailer activity

Otter flyby - Music from trailer activity

Sootie Albatross - Sound clip

video

01 - Antarctic Ice Shelves - cool clip 1

02 - Antarctic Icebergs - cool clip 2

03 - Antarctic Melting - cool clip 3

04 - Antarctic Penguins - cool clip 4

05 - Antarctic Seals - cool clip 5

06 - Antarctic Albatrosses - cool clip 6

07 - Antarctic Ships - cool clip 7

08 - Antarctic Research Stations - cool clip 8

09 - Emperor Penguins - cool clip 9

10 - Antarctic Mountains - cool clip 10

11 - Ice cores - cool clip 11

12 - Balloon launch - Quicktime panorama - Launching a weather balloon

12 - BAS clothing store - Quicktime panorama

12 - BAS reception - Quicktime panorama

12 - Boat shed - Quicktime panorama - The boat shed at Rothera Research Station

12 - Collecting field data - cool clip 12

12 - Journey south - Quicktime panorama - On the bridge, sailing to rothera

12 - Outcrop - Quicktime panorama - A remote rocky outcrop near Rothera Research Station

12 - Stanley - Quicktime panorama - Stanley, Falklands capital

Images

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