Antarctica (junior)

Where can I find information about Antarctica?

Antarctica by Andreas Kambanis on Flickr.

Entry last updated: 25/03/20

Introduction

Antarctica is the fifth largest continent on earth. It is located in the South Pole and is mostly made of ice. In this article we'll look at websites, databases and some books to help you find information about Antarctica.

General websites

These are some great websites to start learning about Antarctica.

DKFindOut!

This website has information on a lot of topics including Antarctica. This is a fantastic website for primary students as it has great information and lots of interesting pictures.

  • Enter the keyword 'Antarctica' into the search bar.
  • Choose the result Antarctica.
  • Select the words on the map to find out out more about what you can discover at Antarctica.
Tips: Websites that have .com or .co in the address can have good information, but you need to assess how reliable it is. Check the About us link on the website, if you can find one. That can tell you what the company’s mission and values are.

Britannica School Primary

Britannica School is one of the EPIC resources. EPIC is a collection of reliable databases covering lots of different topics. It's put together especially for New Zealand school students. This database can read the articles to you too.

  • Search Britannica for 'Antarctica.'
  • Choose the result Antarctica (Continent).
  • Select headings like Geography and Plants and Animals to find out more.
  • You can select the play button by each heading to have the information read aloud to you.
  • Explore some of their Antarctica images on the left hand side of the page.
Tips: To get to the EPIC resources you will need a password from your school librarian first. Or you can chat with one of our AnyQuestions librarians between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday and they will help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library.

National Geographic Kids

This is another EPIC resource. Access National Geographic Kids magazines, books, and readers. It also includes education videos and images.

Tips: To get to the EPIC resources you will need a password from your school librarian first. Or you can chat with one of our AnyQuestions librarians between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday and they will help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library.

Fact Monster

FactMonster is part of the FEN Learning family of educational and reference sites for parents, teachers and students.

Tips: Some websites have advertisements (or ads) which ask us to buy something or tell us to ‘click here’. It’s best to ignore these ads and focus on the information we’re looking for.

Books

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