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Antarctica: 90 Degrees South — The Game

Antarctica: 90 Degrees South — The Game teacher guide (PDF File)

Antarctica: 90 Degrees South
The Game

Scenario

Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. He left a diary that describes a black stone that he found. Some meteors found on the South Pole have been from Mars. The government wants to know if this very large meteor is from Mars and is willing to pay $1 million for someone who can find the stone and determine its origin. The students will be a part of the journey.

The students are given $100,000 to buy their supplies and a number of days (depending on the route they choose) to make the trip. If they run out of money or run out of days, their trip is ended. If they make bad choices (like indiscriminately killing penguins) or need something they didn’t choose to bring, their trip is ended.

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Antarctica: 90 Degrees South — The Game Introductory Activity

Exploration

1. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?

2. What year did he reach the South Pole?

3. Who was the second person to reach the South Pole?

4. How did this second journey end?

5. Who owns Antarctica?

8. Could Antarctica be considered a desert? Why or why not?

Climate and Geography

7. What was the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth and where did it happen?

8. What are the katabatic winds?

9. What is the Antarctic Convergence Zone?

10. How much of the earth’s fresh water is at Antarctica?

11. What is the average thickness of the ice in Antarctica?

12. What are icebergs?

13. What is the ozone hole?

14. Is there just one South Pole? If not, how many are there?

15. Is December considered to be in the summer or in the winter in Antarctica?


Life on Antarctica

16. What kind of vegetation is alive in Antarctica?

17. Amundson used dog teams to get to the pole. Would it be wise to use dog teams today?

18. What kinds of fossils have been found in Antarctica?

19. What land mammals are native to Antarctica?

20. What kind of insects is found in Antarctica?

 

Bonus: What is strange about the ice fish found in the ocean’s surrounding Antarctica?

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