Sonny gets a tour of Scott Base, home away from home for all kiwis in Antarctica. He learns how they turn sea water into drinking water and how they use poo-eating bugs to deal with the waste.
Sonny heads to McMurdo Station and the famous Crary Lab where he learns about the mysterious world of sea slugs and spiders, and the scientists diving underwater in the Antarctic to study them.
Sonny catches a helicopter to meet some of Antarctica's adelie and emperor penguins, tries out a loo with a view and helps the scientists by collecting some penguin poo.
Sonny travels to the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, camps out on the ice and meets a 'seal whisperer', even hearing the songs of seals underwater.
Guess the microorganisims - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 4
Draw an Antarctic Sea Pig - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 3
Label a Sea Spider and understand how it functions! Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 3
Food Web resource - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 1
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.
Fact sheet about various sea animals and birds of Antarctica.
Activity sheet for researching and writing about how Antarctic animals live and survive.
Activity experiment testing the adaptation of blubber in Antarctic animals.
Activity about how blubber provides insulation for Antarctica animals.
Recording sheet for Animal Adaptation lesson - Emperor Penguins.