Audio Lakes in Antarctica

TLF ID M016239

Scientists are not complacent. We still have a lot to learn about the water cycle. The discovery of glacial lakes under the ice in Antarctica actively transporting water between reservoirs was a surprise. These lakes can be up to 3km beneath the ice sheets. The pressure of the ice above helps to melt the ice, forming lakes. Helen Amanda Fricker is mapping the lakes and monitoring the flow of water and ice. Scientists are hoping to drill into these lakes and even look for microbial life.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This audio/transcript of a interview with a scientist should engage year 5 to 8 students who are learning about the states of matter and water cycle as part of their science studies. It also relates to student understanding of global warming and hence the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority of Sustainability.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

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  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
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  • Name: ABC - Science Show
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  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Audio
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  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.