ERIC Number: ED336273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
It Happened in Antarctica. A Collection of Observations Requiring Scientific Explanations.
There are many reasons for studying Antarctica. It is the key element in the world's climate. Some of the secrets of the earth's past are locked beneath its icecap. It has a fascinating physical environment and a unique and fragile ecosystem. It is a frontier of scientific research and technological development. Its history is an important and dramatic story of discovery and exploration. These materials were developed to be used by children so that they will understand the problems and importance of Antarctica. Topics include heat flow, optical phenomena, windchill, atmospheric pressure, magnetism, electric charge, friction, chemical reactions, and moving ice. (KR)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Climate, Foreign Countries, Geology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Optics, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Weather, Wind (Meteorology)
Department of Education and The Arts, 71 Letitia Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7000 (A$8.50 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).