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Why study Antarctica?

It’s the coldest, highest, windiest continent on the planet, and it aligns with New Zealand’s National Curriculum perfectly!

Whether it’s number-crunching penguin statistics, scrutinising ecological resilience in the Dry Valleys or investigating technological breakthroughs in ice-shelf travel, Antarctica has all areas of learning covered.

Scientists have been studying Antarctica since the days of the first explorers, drawn by its extreme environment, unique species and pristine nature. More recently, the focus has turned to climate change – how the world is influencing Antarctica, and how Antarctica is impacting the rest of the world.

Delve into these Antarctic educational resources with real-world applications woven into all learning areas. Follow lesson plans, or design your own using the wide range of freely available content.

If you have a query, suggestion, or resource you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us at: Engagement@antarcticanz.govt.nz

Welcome to Classroom Antarctica!

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