Discovering Antarctica

November 12th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Thursday, November 12, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Discovering Antarctica

(www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk/)

Age Range: 7-15 (Grades 2-10, with parental supervision)

 

Take an interesting trip into discovering Antarctica with this website from the Royal Geographical Society with IBG in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Using the left hand sidebar menu, navigate to the different topics to explore which include: 

  • Imagining Antarctica
  • What, where, why?
  • A changing climate
  • Beneath the waves
  • Journey South
  • Living there today
  • Destination Antarctica
  • Under pressure
  • The Antarctic treaty
  • What future?
  • Pole to pole
  • Collect data
  • Understanding Antarctica
  • Glaciers
  • A-level section

Each section is divided into the following learning activities: 

  • Cool Fact – provides an interesting fact and a video clip to watch supporting the fact
  • Icebreaker – interactive activities that explain the topic
  • Go with the floe – additional learning activities that build on the topic, some of which include more interactives, audios, and videos
  • Meltdown – follow up educational opportunities reinforcing what has been learned

Located in the right hand sidebar, there are downloadable resources, links to access all of the interactives, audio and videos, a glossary, as well links to other websites relating to the lessons.

In the “Help” section, use the “teachers area” to locate teacher notes for the lessons as well as a complete rundown of the website.

This is an excellent resource for your geography studies about the continent of Antarctica.

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