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  • In this activity, students read online articles related to fire in Antarctica and discuss why fire is a big hazard there.

    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

    Scientist in Antarctica

    University of Waikato scientist on location in Antarctica.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • use fire knowledge to consider and discuss the impact of fire in an environment different from their own.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • what you need
    • what to do.

    Useful links

    Read this NZ Herald news article about the burning down of a favourite hut of Sir Edmund Hillary in Antarctica.

    Read about why fires are a big hazard in Antarctica on the Cool Antarctica website.

      Published 18 November 2009 Referencing Hub articles
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