Video 1: The Last Continent

Dramatic and beautiful images paint a fast-paced visual portrait of Antarctica. Introduce your students to some of Earth's basic features and the processes which shape our planet, such as plate tectonics, and see how jet streams and ocean currents create extreme cold and high winds.

  •  "Antarctica-Land of Extremes" summarizes key facts about the weather, climate, and geography of Antarctica.

  •  "All about Ice" connects some of the most important concepts in Earth science to phenomena and processes found in the Antarctic.
  •  "Getting There and Getting Around" follows some of the researchers who will reappear at greater length in later videos as they travel to Antarctica and gather the gear they need to live and work successfully on the Ice.
  • Through the video and related activities your students will:

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