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.

Chilled - A story with a warm message

Elanti Media

This resource is designed to be used by you as you plan lessons for your class, leading up to and following the attendance of our performance of Chilled at your school.

Antarctic Research Projects

Lincoln Primary School

Term length learning plan about researching and presenting reports on the Antarctic treaty and explorers.

Writing a Newsworthy Article

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about planning and writing a newsworthy article about Antarctica.

Writing an Essay about Antarctica and Tourism

Lincoln Primary School

Lesson about how to write an essay based on the subject of Antarctica as a tourist destination.

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.


Lincoln Primary School

Activity about types of transportation in Antarctica.

Persuasive Argument Letter to Prime Minister

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about writing a persuasive argument to protect penguins of Antarctica.

If you could go to Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Activity using WOW words to describe reasons for visiting Antarctica.

Greenhouse Gases Global Warming

Lincoln Primary School

Activity sheet about global warming and the possible effects on Antarctica