Japanese researchers, using cameras strapped to the backs of Adelie penguins in Antarctica, showed a perfect success rate at catching prey underwater. Video.
Celebrating 100 years in Antarctica: Antarctic Summer
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"Some of the peaks tower nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above the ocean floor — nearly tall enough to break the water's surface.
"A string of a dozen volcanoes, at least several of them active, has been found beneath the frigid seas near Antarctica, the first such discovery in that region."
Newly-discovered volcanoes. The peak in the foreground is thought to be the most active, with eruptions in the past few years.
CREDIT: British Antarctic Survey.
Welcome to Classroom Antarctica - a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division. It is particularly aimed at grades 5 to 8.
Enjoy using the ideas in Classroom Antarctica to stimulate your students' interest in real world applications for Science, Mathematics and Studies of Society and Environment. These activities can be used to enhance writing, literature, art, team building and creative thinking skills in your students as well.
Web Project Stage 3
Features of Antarctica, human impact, exploration, tourism, research, meteorological research, whaling, fishing, conservation and environmental protection
KLAs – HSIE, Science & Technology, English, Creative Arts
- What is Antarctica like?
- What has been discovered about Antarctica?
- What problems have been caused by people's actions in Antarctica and what is being done to overcome these problems?
Text focus: Information Report, Factual Description, Discussion, Historical Recount, Exposition
Generic skills focus: Research, Communication, Critical Thinking, Task Management, Citizenship
by Jim Cornish