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Journey to the Antarctic

Lesson Info

Fri 3 May, 2024 • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Our live lesson will take us from the British Antarctic Survey Headquarters in Cambridge on a virtual visit to their Rothera research station in Antarctica!

Curriculum Focus

Climate change
Engineering and construction
Scientific research
Geography and the polar regions
Living things
Aspirations and careers

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the unique characteristics of the Antarctic environment and how human activity can impact it
  • Know about the challenges faced by scientists and engineers working in Antarctica
  • Explore the importance of studying Antarctica and the career opportunities related to polar research
  • Learn about the work of the British Antarctic Survey to address issues of global importance and help society adapt to a changing world

Lesson Outline

Children will have the opportunity to find out about the unique environment there, how it is changing and why it is important that we study this biome. We will also learn about the facilities at the station and the challenges that are faced in trying to modernise it without impacting upon this special environment.


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