Antarctica: A window to the future

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Find out why Antarctica is a frontier for scientific research.

Learn about the importance of Antarctic science directly from the Australian Antarctic Division’s chief scientist, Professor Nicole Webster. This resource is best suited to Year 10 Earth and Space science students learning about climate change however it is also suitable for secondary STEM students learning about career pathways and Australian science.

Video Length: 24:44 mins

Remote and wild, Antarctica is a spectacular place that most people on Earth won’t ever get to. But it’s a frontier for scientific research.

Cosmos spoke to Professor Nicole Webster, the new chief scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division, to learn about what kind of research is undertaken on this frozen continent, from the smallest krill to the largest ice sheets, and what it might teach us about our future on this planet.

This briefing was created for Cosmos. Watch more briefings here.

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Year: 10


Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface