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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.

13 - Bases for understanding - Find out about current and historic research sites.

13 - Timeline 1 2 3 4 - It is difficult to make a complete and detailed timeline of the major Antarctic expeditions as there have been over 300 of these since Antarctica was sighted for the first time. This timeline primarily examines the British activities in Antarctica.

13 - Rothera research station - Information download.

13 - South Polar Times - The South Polar Times was produced as "in-house magazine" during the Discovery expedition to Antarctica. The magazine itself was produced over the winters of 1902-3, when the ship Discovery was ice-bound in McMurdo Sound.

14 - So you think you know about glaciers? - How much do you know about these slow-moving but incredibly powerful rivers of ice?

14 - Exploring ice - How scientists have been researching Pine Island Glacier to find out how it is changing

14 - Glacial features dominoes - See if you can put the key terms and definitions for glaciers in the correct order

14 - Researching Pine Island Glacier - Information sheet about the equipment used by researchers on Pine Island Glacier

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.

13 - Bases for understanding - Find out about current and historic research sites.

13 - Timeline - It is difficult to make a complete and detailed timeline of the major Antarctic expeditions as there have been over 300 of these since Antarctica was sighted for the first time. This timeline primarily examines the British activities in Antarctica.

13 - Contemporary research Information about the work of current researchers in Antarctica.

13 - Researching the past - Which of these things will help scientists research the past to help their understanding of present species?

13 - South Polar Times - The South Polar Times was produced as "in-house magazine" during the Discovery expedition to Antarctica. The magazine itself was produced over the winters of 1902-3, when the ship Discovery was ice-bound in McMurdo Sound.

14 - So you think you know about glaciers? - How much do you know about these slow-moving but incredibly powerful rivers of ice?

14 - Exploring ice - How scientists have been researching Pine Island Glacier to find out how it is changing

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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

13 - Operation Tabarin - cool clip 13

13 - Tom Jordan, Airborne Geophysicist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Mike Dunn, Higher Predator Ecologist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Emilie Capron, Palaeoclimatologist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Iain Staniland, Vertebrate Ecologist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Rowan Whittle, Palaeontologist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Jo Johnson, Geologist - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Sophie Fielding, Biological Acoustician - Modern-day Antarctic researchers

13 - Researching the past - Which of these things will help scientists research the past to help their understanding of present species?

14 - Glacier tractor train - cool clip 14

 

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