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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.

Teacher PLD

  • 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 barrie.matthews@core-ed.org 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 sheetWord (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 shelley.hersey@core-ed.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)

    More information

    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. 


    PDF documents: To view or print out PDF documents you will need the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Reader. This is available free from the Adobe website.