Antarctica: a WebQuest
Why is Antarctica important? Why do we need to protect it?
Wildlife in Antarctica
Unlike the land, which is the harshest environment on earth, the sea surrounding Antarctica is teeming with wildlife. The water in the Southern Ocean is cold. The most important community in Antarctica is the sea ecosystem. It ranges from the tiny phytoplankton and krill to the giant blue whale. All the sea creatures are linked together by a food chain and this shows how the animals depend on each other for what they eat.nbsp;
Krill - the staple diet for many species of whales, seals, fish, squid and Antarctic birds.
Choose one of the creatures from the wildlife table below.
Your task is to make a "flip card" for your animal. On the front will be a picture of your animal (fully labeled). On the back of your card will be the facts about this animal. Your card will measure 21cm high and 15cm wide. It can be made on the computer or by hand.
Davies, N., 1998. Big Blue Whale. Walker Books, London.
Fontanel, B., 1990. Life and Survival the Penguin. Franklin Watts, London.
Khanduri, K., 1993. Polar Wildlife. Usborne, London.
Scrace, C., 1999. The Journey of a Whale. Franklin Watts, New York.
Short, J. & Bird, B., 1994. Whales. Ashton Scholastic, Gosford.
Stewardson, C., 1997. Mammals of the Ice. Sedona Publishing, Canberra.
This WebQuest has been designed by Wendy Kemp for the subject 81529
Supervised Project 1 at the University
of Southern Queensland.