Find out about twelve key events in the history of Antarctica’s discovery and exploration, and practice your longitude and latitude skills.
This animated map travels back from the present day, 180 million years to the time of Gondwanaland, showing how the continents have changed shape and position.
Why is one of the poles colder than the other? Study the information and work out the reasons.
How does it actually feel to be in Antarctica? Use photos and adjectives to record, share and compare your feelings.
How big is Antarctica? Use this activity to help you work out the answer. Compare the size of Antarctica to the sizes of the other continents. Find out how time of day is decided on Antarctica, where sunrise and sunset can take a very long time to come around!
Animated interactive diagram showing how Katabatic winds are formed.
Technology plays a big part in Antarctic science. Can you figure out what this latest piece of essential equipment is used for?
Polar science, In Antarctica and also in the Arctic, has many areas of research – which do you think are most important?
Use an interactive satellite map of Antarctica to locate, view and find out about Antarctic heritage sites and current research bases and stations.