Level 3

Antarctic Literacy Learning links

Science Learning Hub

This teacher resource lists selected articles from the Connected and School Journal reading series that support the science concepts when teaching about Antarctica.

Classroom Antarctica

Australian Antarctic Division

Classroom Antarctica is a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division, with lesson plans aimed at grades 3 to 8.

Take a journey through this site and discover Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness.

LEARNZ Virtual Field Trips


Virtual field trips target primary and secondary schools are closely linked to the NZ curriculum, in particular science, social studies and geography. They can also be used by other subject teachers.

Scott Base - Maths Level 3 Area, Perimeter and 3D Shapes

Lincoln Primary School

Seven part learning plan about creating a new design for Scott Base using area, perimeter, and 3D shapes.

Scott Base - New Zealand's Base in Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Resource about Scott Base's facilities and redevelopment in Antarctica, including a tour of the base.

Maths Antarctica Distances

Lincoln Primary School

Activity comparing distances, speed and time to get to Antarctica.

Glaciers of Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about using decimals and graphs to record facts about Antarctica's glaciers.

Average Daily Temperatures for Stations and Bases in Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about reading and creating graphs about daily temperature data in Antarctica.

Antarctic Penguin Populations

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about understanding and comparing graphs of Antarctic penguin populations.

Scott of the Antarctic Word Find

Lincoln Primary School

Short Activity - Find the words about Scott of the Antarctic.

Scott of the Antarctic

Lincoln Primary School

Activity sheet about filling the missing words to complete the story about explorer Captain Scott's journey.

Meet the Penguins Fact File

Lincoln Primary School

Activity introducing facts about 8 different types of penguins that live in Antarctica.

Antarctic Sea Animal Fact Sheet

Lincoln Primary School

Fact sheet about various sea animals and birds of Antarctica.

Diary Extract Reading Activity

Lincoln Primary School

Quiz about the Antarctic explorer George Taylor and the Terra Nova expedition.

Antarctic Facts

Lincoln Primary School

Fact sheet about Antarctica.

Antarctica Fact File Activity

Lincoln Primary School

Short activity sheet asking to recall facts about Antarctica.

Animal Research

Lincoln Primary School

Activity sheet for researching and writing about how Antarctic animals live and survive.

Links to websites

Lincoln Primary School

Resource of links to websites about Antarctica.

Learning Quest Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Term length learning plan ( QUEST) about researching and presenting on a topic of interest from Antarcitica that related to survival or sustainabiliity.