Natural Physical World

Crater Hill and the Scott Base lava flow

Out There Learning

Walk up Crater Hill with us, take in the views and learn about the basalt lava that Scott Base is built on.

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.

Antarctica's tipping point

John Weller

Antarctica may be melting faster than anyone realises, and the implications for humanity are potentially disastrous. Dr Tim Naish explains the issues and solutions.

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.

Life as a scientist on the ice!

NIWA

NIWA oceanographer Dr Natalie Robinson gives a glimpse into life as a scientist on the ice, from the many layers of warm clothes and nifty equipment she uses to the curious locals.

Discover Our Place, Scott Base

PDF

Discover Our Place, Scott Base! Learn about science on the ice, wildlife, the new Scott Base, climate change and more with this Antarctic activity book.

Antarctic animal trading cards

United States Antarctic Program

These DIY cards can be easily printed and assembled, and feature illustrations and interesting facts of well-known and not so well-known Antarctic creatures.

Adélie penguin colouring sheet

National Science Foundation

Learn more about Antarctica's Adélie penguins with this colouring sheet from our neighbours at the National Science Foundation.

Penguin colouring sheet

National Science Foundation

Have a go at colouring in these swimming penguins.

Science on Ice - Episode 5

Whitebait Media

Sonny visits some of Antarctica's historic huts to see where science on ice first began and hears from the scientists working to understand climate change.

Science on Ice - Episode 2

Whitebait Media

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.

Science on Ice - Episode 1

Science On Ice - Whitebait Media

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.

Science on Ice: Episode Three - Draw an Antarctic Sea Pig

Science on Ice - Whitebait Media

Draw an Antarctic Sea Pig - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 3

Science On Ice: Episode Two - Lesson Plan

Science on Ice - Whitebait Media

Science on Ice: Episode Two lesson plan

Science On Ice: Episode Two - Venn Diagram

Science on Ice - Whitebait Media

Venn Diagram - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 2

Science On Ice: Episode One - Lesson Plan

Science on Ice - Whitebait Media

Science on Ice: Episode One lesson plan

Science On Ice: Episode One - Food Web

Science on Ice - Whitebait Media

Food Web resource - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 1

GNS - Antarctic Learning Plan

GNS Science

Lesson plans for Ice Streams, Ice Shelves and Ice Bergs of Antarctica Making an Antarctic Ice and Water Flow Model Antarctic Sediment Cores

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.