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In this activity, students learn about animal and plant adaptations in Antarctic species and use these ideas to design their own unique animal or plant.

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

  • use reading skills to locate and integrate information
  • discuss some ways in which animals and plants are adapted to live in cold, dry climates like Antarctica
  • use this information to design their own unique animal or plant capable of living in Antarctic conditions.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas
  • student handouts.
    Published 4 September 2008, Updated 22 January 2014