An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Antarctica and it's icy ecosystem and places where their answers can be found.

The article Icy ecosystems – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. Why is Antarctica a special place?

Q. Can anything live in Antarctica?

Q. How do you keep warm in Antarctica?

Q. Have the Earth's continents always been where they are now?

Q. Why is the south pole colder than the north pole?

Q. Where do icebergs come from?

Q. Does the water under an iceberg become more concentrated with brine as the iceberg melts?

Q. Are ocean currents or the wind responsible for the pathway an iceberg travels?

Q. Why are people interested in ice cores?

Q. What have people learned from icebergs?

Q. Where does glacier ice come from?

    Published 24 June 2008