Antarctica

The resources support the study of Antarctica as an extreme environment.  Please refer to the Teacher's Notes [Word] [Pdf] for suggestions on how to use the resources.

Level

Key questions

Learning objectives

Resources

KS4

How has this environment been represented?

To understand and explain the different ways in which Antarctica has been represented, imagined and perceived

Due South
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Views of Antarctica
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KS4

What are the opportunities, constraints and challenges for humans that the extreme environment presents?

To explain the main climatic factors influencing Antarctica

To identify and describe the main physical processes, examples of typical physical features

Landscape and process
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Activity
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KS4

How have people responded to the challenges and made use of the area studied?

To identify, explain and compare the range of ways in which humans have used and responded to the Antarctic

Factsheets on Exploration [Word] [Pdf]
Science
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Whaling
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Tourism
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Plan your research activity
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KS4

What kind of changes might occur?

 

To identify likely future change to the area and to present their own views

The Antarctic Treaty
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Who Decides activity
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Web enquiry
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