This category lists sites about the Antarctic, the lands and waters surrounding the south pole. It includes listings on Antarctica -- earth's fifth largest continent (and one that doubles in size each winter) -- as well as sites that tell about the many Antarctic islands.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explores the history, culture, and scientific value of the continent. Includes extensive photo collection.
Australian Antarctic Division
[ Mature Teens ] Downloadable photos and virtual reality images to explore. Recent news about the Australian Antarctic Division. Detailed information about wildlife, plants, weather, and glaciers/ice. Searchable database of scientific data including maps, images, and graphs.
CIA World Factbook - Antarctica
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about Antarctic topics such as weather, penguins, history, photography, jobs, and tourism from someone who has worked and lived there. Includes diaries and FAQs.
[ Kids ] Offers a look at the geography, climate, people and location of this icy continent. Also includes profiles of Antarctic explorers, information on fossils found in the region, interactive quiz, and a view from space.
FAQ on Antarctica
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A scientist living on Antarctica answers questions about the continent and what he's doing there.
Live from Antarctica 2
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explores life under, on, and high above the Southern Ocean.
National Geographic Sea Lab: Antarctic
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Dispatches, photos, and video depict life on an icebreaker as the crew studies krill and other Antarctic species.
NOVA Online: Warnings from the Ice
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers information about Antarctica and tells how ice cores provide a record of the past. Discusses how the world's coastlines would recede if some or all of the Antarctic ice were to melt.
NOVA: Mountain of Ice
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Read an interview with explorer Jon Krakauer who climbed Antarctica's highest mountain, find out what it was like to film the journey, see what coastlines around the world would look like if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed, and explore the life cycle of a glacier.
Sunrise at the South Pole
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] See the dawn of a new day in Antarctica as autumn begins in Earth's northern hemisphere.
Virtual Tour: Antarctica
[ Kids/Teens ] Photos, text and maps provide a virtual tour of the South Pole.
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