Last week, we finished learning about Antarctica. We learnt things like:
Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth.
Antarctica is in the South Pole.
Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.
Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia.
Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometres thick (1 mile).
Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.
While humans don’t permanently reside in Antarctica, several thousand people live and work at various research facilities found on the continent.
While Antarctica features harsh living conditions, a number of plants and animals have adapted to survive and call the icy continent home.
Well known animals that live in Antarctica include penguins and seals.
Around 90% of the ice on Earth is found in Antarctica.
Our task today was to write a diary entry of an imaginary journey. The entry should answer the following questions:
- How will you get there?
- How will you communicate with others?
- Which supplies must you bring?
- What kind of equipment will you need?
- Will your adventurers need any special training before traveling?
- Which special sites will you see or visit?
- What accommodations (where will you sleep) will you have?
- What kind of physical features will you pass through?