Video 6: Heroes and Heroines-Explorers Past and Present

Your students will study dramatic human stories of exploring this remote and challenging continent, along with the transformation from an age of heroic, male adventurers to one where teams of scientists-women and men alike-work at making discoveries on what remains the frontier of knowledge.

  •  "The Heroic Age" highlights key dates and events in the race for the South Pole through stories of the expeditions of the Englishman, Robert Falcon Scott, and the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen.

  •  "Heroines and Heroes." Today's Antarctic explorers differ greatly from their predecessors. This segment features a fast-paced roundup of the planes and vehicles used to travel across the continent and the safety precautions researchers learn in "Snow School."
  •  "Frontiers of Knowledge." Dive Coordinator Jim Mastro, NASA exobiologist Dale Andersen, and Veteran Dive Safety Instructor Jim Stewart explain how their research in Antarctica has uncovered things impossible to discover anywhere else on Earth.
  • Through the video and related activities your students will:

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