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Interactive Virtual Field Trip to Antarctica


Grade Levels:
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade

Game is NOT editable; Recommended Reads and “Antarctica By the Numbers” have editable text.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This interactive virtual field trip is perfect for a student-directed lesson on Antarctica!

Students choose from five reasons to travel to Antarctica. From there, students learn about animals, astronomical studies, South Pole expeditions, and more!

This interactive game has 67 slides, and includes:

  • List of 19 recommended Antarctica books for Grades 3-5 (1 page, PDF and PowerPoint)
  • “Antarctica By the Numbers” Activity (1 page, PDF and PowerPoint)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes Common Core, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PowerPoint)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)

Game slides include:

  • 14 Antarctica-related vocabulary words: adaptations, krill, volcano, blubber, pinniped, aurora Australis, aurora borealis, polar, crustacean, carnivore, continent, meteor, meteorite, and lava lake
  • Antarctica on a world map of continents
  • Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Station
  • Mount Erebus
  • Southern Ocean
  • Animals of Antarctica: whales, penguins, orcas, krill, seals, polar bears, penguins and more
  • Living in Antarctica
  • Characteristics of summer and winter in Antarctica, including comparisons of temperature and sunlight
  • Southern lights / aurora Australis
  • Why Antarctica is perfect for stargazing, meteors, and meteorites
  • South Pole expeditions (Amundsen and Scott expeditions)
  • Does the South Pole really exist?
  • Tourism in Antarctica
  • Nearly all slides are illustrated with real photos of Antarctica.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Explore – A.1. – C.1.
  • Inquire – D.3.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10

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Grade Levels

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Some of the materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1 class period


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