Thursday, October 15, 2015

@ The Antarctica WEBQUEST

1. See how we live in the Rothera Research Station in Antarctica (UK) : VIDEO

2. Read some facts about the Antarctica continent:


·  Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia.

·  Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometres thick

·  Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.
·  The coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred in 1983 at Vostok Station, Antarctica, measuring a rather chilly −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
·  While humans don’t permanently reside in Antarctica, several thousand people live and work at various research facilities found on the continent.
·  While Antarctica features harsh living conditions, a number of plants and animals have adapted to survive and call the icy continent home.
·  Well known animals that live in Antarctica include penguins and seals.
·  The name ‘Antarctica’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘opposite to the north’.
·  Around 90% of the ice on Earth is found in Antarctica.
·  Sea levels would rise around 60m (200ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt. 


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