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Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Icy Ecosystems.

  • Animal and plant adaptations – Student Activity

    In this activity, students learn about animal and plant adaptations in Antarctic species and use these ideas to design their own unique animal or plant.

  • Density – Student Activity

    In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of density. They calculate the volume of various materials to determine and then rank their densities.

  • Floating eggs – Student Activity

    In this activity, students investigate water density by floating an egg in fresh water and salt water.

  • Investigating sea water – Student Activity

    In this activity, students investigate some of the properties of seawater.

  • Water temperature – Student Activity

    In this activity, students look at what happens when hot and cold water meet.