Antarctica Activities & Games for Kids

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Looking for some cool activities to help your students learn about Antarctica? This lesson contains several ideas for activities and games that make learning about the southernmost continent engaging and meaningful.

Antarctica: A Harsh Land

Chances are extremely high that nobody in your classroom has ever been to Antarctica. The southernmost continent has incredibly harsh weather and is habitable to very few species. This has led to Antarctica being one of the most recent parts of the planet to be explored.

You can capitalize on this fact with students by pointing out that Antarctica still has many mysteries to be discovered by scientists that are brave enough to venture there. The activities below will allow students to explore this harshest of continents from the safety of their classroom.

Antarctic Exploration Preparation Activity

As an introductory activity, have students imagine what it might be like to outfit an expedition to Antarctica. Write the following prompt on the board and allow students ample time to respond to it:

  • In this activity, you will write about an expedition you will lead to Antarctica. Write about how you will prepare for the expedition, what you will bring with you, what skills your fellow explorers will need, etc. Be detailed in your description.

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