Science

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.

A mysterious disease in Antarctic fish

National Science Foundation

While conducting research in Antarctica in 2018, scientists were surprised to find skin tumors on two species of fish. Check out this comic book to see what happened next.

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

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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.

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

Science on Ice - Episode 5

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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 4

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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.

Science on Ice - Episode 3

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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.

Science on Ice - Episode 2

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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

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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 Five- Lesson Plan

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Science on Ice: Episode Five- Lesson Plan

Explorer stories - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 5

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Explorer stories - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 5

Science On Ice: Episode Four- Lesson Plan

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Science on Ice: Episode Four - Lesson plan

Science on Ice: Epidsode Four - Microorganisim Guess who

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Guess the microorganisims - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 4

Science on Ice: Epidsode Four - Grocery shopping list for Scott Base

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How to shop for Scott Base - Part of Lesson Plan for Science on Ice: Episode 4