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

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 above) for:

  • what you need
  • what to do.

Useful links

Read a news article about the burning down of a favourite hut of Sir Ed’s in Antarctica.
www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=10574378

Read about why fires are a big hazard in Antarctica.
www.virtualantarctica.com/efa9901/emails/20000627.html

    Published 18 November 2009