Antarctica Project Starter
 - Power Point Presentation

Ages 14-16. A presentation for use by teachers to start an extended project on Antarctica with a focus on governance, regulations and how to preserve Antarctica while also utilizing it.
geography, science, English

Antarctica project presentation - click to download
8 Mb - 24 slides. Suitable for ages 14 - 16.

Associated file - "Penguin Plan" - students checklist. Download: Word file  |  as a pdf

This was originally written for students in the UK to help them prepare for their age 16 external examination coursework (GCSE). It has been modified to form a good basis for any coursework / projects for the 14-16 age group from any educational system.

Adaptation is encouraged as long as the copyright guidelines below are adhered to.

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The Antarctic centered on the South Pole


Antarctica Project Penguin Plan
Tick off the points as you complete them

Your report on Antarctica should cover:

  • What is Antarctica like?
  • How is Antarctica used by people?
  • What are the effects of these uses on the ecosystem?
  • How can these pressures be managed?
  • What are the aims of the Antarctic Treaty?
  • What do different group of people think about the way Antarctica is managed?
  • What do you think?

 Further details:

What is Antarctica like?

  • Describe the location of Antarctica.
  • What are the key features of Antarctica?
  • How big is the continent?
  • What is the landscape like? What else lives there?
  • What is the climate like?
  • Why is the climate like this?

How is Antarctica used by people?

Whaling and fishing - Scientists - Mining - The hole in the Ozone layer - Territorial claims - Tourism - Global Warming.

How can the pressures on Antarctica be managed?

  • The Antarctic Treaty.
  • What are the different viewpoints about Antarctica and the way it should be used?
  • Different people have different views