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4H homework for Monday, March 14th

Published Monday, March 14, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2011


Antarctic Climate investigation

This week in class we are looking at all things to do with the weather and conditions in Antarctica. Using the site above which we looked at this morning can you answer the following questions?

1. What is the current temperature at the South Pole?

2. a) What is the area of Antarctica in square kilometres in March?

    b) What is the area of Antarctica in September?

    c) How much bigger is Antarctica in September than March?

3. What is the ice called that makes Antarctica bigger in September?

4. Where is the highest temperature in Antarctica today - Monday, March 14th?

5. Go to British Antarctic Survey - About Antarctica - Geography - and find the right place to answer these two questions:

a) What area in square kilometres is the Antarctic Ice sheet?

b) What percentage of the earth's fresh water does it contain?

6. How many ice ages has the earth gone through in the last 740,000 years?

7. Where do the people in Tuvalu hope to go to if rising seas drown their island?

8-10. Add three cool facts that you have learned from this site.

You can present your work as information cards; in a booklet; as a mind map; as a 'Fantastic facts about Antarctic climate' page or in any other way you can. Remember, your work will go into your Antarctic topic book at the end of term.

Good luck

Mr. Hockley

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