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.

Webinar with Scott Base!

Antarctica New Zealand

NZ School children will hear directly from a panel of three Antarcticians on the history of Scott Base, how they support important climate science in Antarctica and the animals that live there.

Harrion James Bb Ph Experiment

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about ph levels and ocean acidification in Antarctica.

Links to websites

Lincoln Primary School

Resource of links to websites about Antarctica.

Learning Quest Antarctica

Lincoln Primary School

Term length learning plan ( QUEST) about researching and presenting on a topic of interest from Antarcitica that related to survival or sustainabiliity.

WALT: Explore Icebergs Melting

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about observing icebergs and how they melt over time.

WALT: Explore Ice Melting

Lincoln Primary School

Lesson about observing how ice melts in different environments.

Emperor Penguin Adaptation - Categorise Activity

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about categorising adaptations emperor penguins have made to the Antarcitic environment.

Blubber Glove Science Experiment

Lincoln Primary School

Activity experiment testing the adaptation of blubber in Antarctic animals.

Blubber Glove Experiement

Lincoln Primary School

Activity about how blubber provides insulation for Antarctica animals.

Authentic Learning Science

Lincoln Primary School

Eight week learning plan about water and the effects of climate change on the Antarctica Ice sheet.

Animal Adaptation Recording Sheet

Lincoln Primary School

Recording sheet for Animal Adaptation lesson - Emperor Penguins.

Animal Adaptations Emperor Penguin Inquiry

Lincoln Primary School

Lesson about penguin adaptations to living in Antarctica and categorising them into Structural, Behavioural or Physiological.

Antartica Inquiry Ideas

Lincoln Primary School

Inquiry and three week learning plan about Antarctica's unique envionment and climate change

Ocean Acidification

Lincoln Primary School

Three part activity about carbon dioxide and the acidic effects on the ocean.

Antarctica Research Sites

Lincoln Primary School

List of 15 websites and factsheets for researching about Antarctica.

Greenhouse Gases Global Warming

Lincoln Primary School

Activity sheet about global warming and the possible effects on Antarctica