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Using drones in Antarctic sea ice research

Out There Learning

Can snow save Antarctic sea ice from melting? During the 2022 season, scientists used drones to measure the snow cover to better understand its effect on the absorbtion of sunlight energy.

Researching platelet ice in Antarctica

Out There Learning

Get an inside look at how scientists research the important and fragile platelet ice layer that grows under the sea ice.

The mysterious world of Antarctic bacteria

Out There Learning

A team from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is researching bugs in the McMurdo Sound sea ice to see how they respond to variations in light at different depths.

Where Memories Sleep - Live at Pātaka

Vimeo

Where Memories Sleep tells the story of New Zealand’s important relationship with Antarctica, and explores the impact of climate change.

Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica, Virtual Reality Experience

Antarctic Heritage Trust

Explore Sir Ed Hillary’s Hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience. Step inside this 1957 iconic building and see what was life like living in the world’s most extreme environment

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

LEARNS

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.