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What Hazards Do Humans Encounter in Antarctica? DLESE Reviewed Collection
Students investigate the challenges of living and working in Antarctica and the technologies that help researchers meet those challenges. This resource includes: teacher tools (downloadable readings, breakdowns of tasks, teacher strategies, grading sheet and rubric), an online activity (students review the preparation materials given to researchers traveling to Antarctica), classroom activities (testing the properties of fabrics for use in Antarctica and a Jeopardy-style question and answer game), outside readings (including excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's journal), and a handout for students (guidance for assembling portfolios, examples of projects).
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Environmental science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002. American Museum of Natural History, Rice University, and the Education Development Center Inc. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-371
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Personal health
        • Risks and benefits
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Personal and community health
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Human systems:
      • The process, patterns, and functions of human settlement
    • Places and regions:
      • How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and regions
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Antarctica: The Farthest Place Close to Home'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Stephanie Shipp
American Museum of Natural History