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New tools to explore the frozen frontier

Scientists are using drones and robots to help them understand more about Antarctic ice. See how the use of these technologies is not only safer but much faster and more efficient.

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Types of matter: particles

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that what they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water contains particles. This learning object is the first in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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Types of matter: elements and compounds

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged. Classify the substances as elements or compounds. For example, classify mercury as an element, and aspirin as a compound. ...

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Types of matter: particles [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water, aluminium, argon, diamond and other substances contain particles. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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Scientific research in Antarctica in 1966

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a man studying and photographing ice and snow crystals at Mawson station in Antarctica in 1966.

Video

Ice-skating at Mt Buffalo in the 1930s - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made around 1930. It shows a woman ice-skating on a frozen lake in the Victorian Alps. She wears a knee-length skirt that twirls with her figure-skating movements. She performs turns and spins, and moves with considerable skill.

Video

A snow fight in the 1930s

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made in the 1930s of a holiday in the Victorian snowfields. It shows a dog in the snow, barking at the camera, and frozen washing on a line. A scene follows of a large group of people standing in the falling snow. They are holding snowballs, clearly ready to have ...

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Ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica

This interview demonstrates the complexity of data and models trying to predict and measure the impacts of climate change. Antarctica has experienced major shelf collapse recently. Mark Tedesco describes what it is known about melting over Greenland and in Antarctica and how he collects data in these extreme conditions. ...

Teacher resource

Classroom Antarctica: water, snow and ice

This learning sequence investigates the water cycle in Antarctica. It explores the different types of ice found and how it forms. Using simple classroom experiments, students investigate the effects on water density of salinity and temperature and consider how these factors influence ocean movements. Activities also explore ...