The multimedia versions could be completed as starter activities on the Interactive Whiteboard. If you choose to use the download version of The World Upside Down? the answers to the questions are as follows:
As an extension, you may choose to use satellite images of Antarctica to give students another perspective on Antarctica’s location. Visit the links section for relevant sites.
This is a download activity that uses thinking skills to interpret data on the thickness of Antarctica’s ice sheets.
The download, ‘Breaking up is hard to do’ explains the plate movements and evolution of Antarctica with questions to test students’ understanding of the processes. It also introduces a number of key terms linked to the glossary. It would be useful to download the sheet and print out copies for students before running the Going back in time animation.
This activity features an animation to introduce the idea of the evolution of Antarctica as a separate landmass. You can set the animation to full screen for use on the Interactive Whiteboard.
The download 'On the move' asks students to add captions to four still images. As an extension, students could come up with their own captions.
The download 'Antarctica: the frozen continent' can be used to reinforce the characteristics of this extreme environment.