Teachers, did you make your own unit or activity or lesson plan for this field trip? If so please email it to us and we will add it to this section.
- Take part in the free for teachers PLD webinar for this field trip.
Student self assessments
Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email email@example.com to have your class submissions extracted and emailed to you. It's OK if just some of your students have filled them in or if they have submitted either self assessment rather than both.
- Generic Planning Sequence for a LEARNZ virtual field trip - Word (610k) | PDF (233k) | Google doc.
- EPIC: Through EPIC The Ministry of Education has paid a subscription on behalf of all registered New Zealand schools to access a range of quality, educational e-resources. For information about how to register with EPIC go to http://www.epic.org.nz/. More information is at https://www.tki.org.nz/epic2. If you are unsure if your school is registered ask your librarian or principal.
- Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
- Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - Word (25k) | PDF (167k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
- Do a class web conference summary. Making a class summary of an web conference is a great way of reviewing the information your students heard. It's easy to do, purely as some text, or as main facts on a picture background. Feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - Word (29k) | PDF (114k) | Google doc. We'd love to share your ideas so please send your class summary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Remember you can listen to the enhanced web conferences again from the audio recordings if you want to gather more information.
- The LEARNZ Team think that joining the NZASE and staying connected through the NZ Science Teacher will help you become a better teacher of science.
School Units (thanks to teacher Jo Eason from The Cathedral Grammar School)
- Antarctic Units Contents page - Word (13k)
- The Antarctic Food Web Level 3 - Word (239k)
- Exploring the Extreme Environment of Antarctica Level 3 - Word (756k)
- Gondwanaland and the Geological History of Antarctica Level 3 - Word (516k)
- The Antarctic Food Web Level 5 - Word (570k)
- Life in the Extreme Environment of Antarctica Level 5 - Word (1045k)
- The Geological History of Antarctica Level 5 - Word (901k)
- References - Word (14k)
- Search the Pond for a list of Antarctic resources
- National Library - Services to Schools have created a great resource list for New Zealand students studying Antarctica.
- Encyclopedia Brittanica have pulled together lots of useful links, including this one about the Ross Ice Shelf. It’s also a good article for information about glaciation, icebergs and Antarctic flora and fauna.
- Researchers have found ice shelves and glaciers are melting. What happens when an ice shelf collapses? What does this mean for Antarctica?
- The Open University has created Frozen planet, explore the polar regions which features an interactive display through which you can view the history of polar exploration and the science of the polar regions.
- Peel back the snow and ice and explore the planet's most remote continent with a video from Nasa that shows what you can’t see from the top.
Great picture resources
- Antarctica NZ Digital Asset Manager - A.D.A.M brings together more than 40,000 digitised historical and scientific images on a multimedia platform – one of the largest Antarctic focussed image collections on the planet (and many from previous LEARNZ field trips)!
- Pixabay has fantastic photos which the photographers have allowed you to reuse in your projects and presentations; just copy the link to the photo and paste it into your bibliography.
- You can travel around Antarctica by looking at these stunning photo collections REMEMBER, these photos are protected by copyright, which means you can’t use them without the photographer's permission.
- Check out the TKI Instructional Series: Connected - Rising Seas
- Find out more about Icy Ecosystems on the Science Learning Hub site
- Investigate freezing and melting and properties of water on the Science Learning Hub
- Go to the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch
- Try the English Online Antarctica Activities
- TKI has a page dedicated to climate change resources
- Take a look at GNS Science and their Antarctic Resources
- Try the WickED activities on Antarctica
- Check out the Beyond Penguins website about the polar regions
- If you are after some travel advice and cool photos of Antarctica go to Cool Antarctica
- Futureintech for Students: Futureintech shares the career experiences of New Zealand's scientists, engineers and technologists to help you decide if a job like theirs is right for you.
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