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KS3 Geography - Cool Antarctica: Your Tasks

A guide to information resources on Antarctica for your year 8 Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.

Starting out as a geographical technician

As a new technician you need to have lots of background knowledge about Antarctica for your workbook.

The answers to the questions can be found by exploring various pages of this libguide, here are some hints:


Find information in maps

ANT2005 - Back In Ushaia - Trip's over.. <sigh>

Who was Robert Falcon Scott?

(Source of picture: Antarctic Guide)

Antarctica Work Booklet

Your Antarctica work booklet includes lots of activities to help you explore Antarctica.

You can use this Libguide to find information about lots of the topics covered in your workbook.

Look around this page to help you find the information you need...

Apply for a job in Antarctic

  You are going to apply for a job as a Field Assistant with the British Antarctic Survey. The job of a Field Assistant is to look after the scientists while they are collecting data and carrying out experiments in the dangerous Antarctic conditions. You may send a video application or write your application..

Your application should include 

  1. Why are you writing?  What job are you applying for? Where did you see the vacancy advertised?
  2. A little about you, what you are doing now or what you have done recently that will fit with the job
  3. Why you can do the job? What experience, achievements you have? 
  4. Why you want to work in Antarctica? What attracts you to the job?

Antarctic Treaty and claims

What countries claim they have land at Antarctica? Paste their flags here!









Understand the Antarctic Treaty

Complete the table on this page and use it to explain why you think each of the articles of the Antarctic Treaty exists. The first one has been done for you. 


Summary of Article


Why do you think it is included in the Treaty?


Only peaceful uses.

So that there is no pollution from military exercises or testing. No military personal present that might get involved with a 'land grab'.




Create a postcard for your friends when you are in Antarctica

For pictures to put in there, check out the link below.

Don't forget, you must always include the source of your photographs.

Design a T-Shirt

Design a T-Shirt to help protect Antarctica. Use the outline below to show your ideas...

A chart of tourist visitors to Antarctica

 Use the data in the table below to complete a pie chart to show the origin of the tourists who visit Antarctica. Or complete on excel (your Antarctic Training Manager will assist you here).

Origin of tourist arrivals


 United States
















What does this data tell you about the tourists that are visiting Antarctica?