Recently the Year 8's visited the Antarctic Centre as part of their Unique Environments Inquiry unit. They had the opportunity for authentic, contextual learning as they watched a 4D movie, experienced a Hagglund ride, explored the exhibits and saw the Penguins. While staying inside, they were also able to experience an Antarctic storm. All the students braved -18 degrees Celsius wind chill factor gaining a true idea of how cold the temperatures can be in the deep south.
Some students also managed to take the "Polar Plunge Challenge" facing very icy water for up to 2 minutes.
We are looking forward to seeing how they use this knowledge to compare Antarctica with other unique and harsh environments around the world.