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ICY EXPEDITION


In a few weeks time we will be having a visit from some
TRACTORS 
which SIR EDMUND HILLARY took to the SOUTH POLE

          


Before they visit us, we need to learn a little about 
WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR EXPLORERS TRAVELLING TO THE SOUTH POLE 
so we can ask the visitors some really good questions.

Brr! It sure is cold out here today!

Work through these activities with a THINKING PARTNER.  

Make sure one of you is signed into Google first. 


1

What is Sir Edmund Hillary famous for? 

That's right - climbing Mount Everest. 

Well he did lots of other things too.


Hope you listened carefully! 


If you didn't do so well, watch the news clip again
and then try the quiz a second time.


2

Sir Edmund Hillary was a busy and adventurous man.

Let's find out more about the different things he did 
and why The Antarctic Heritage Trust is doing the Expedition South. 


If you click on the   it will read the page to you. 


How did the team in 1958 change the tractor to suit their needs in Antarctica? 


Add the extra features to it and label them too. 


If you get stumped here is a photo of the tractors from 1958 to help you. 



Brr! Sounds pretty cold to me!



3



The tractors weren't meant to go all the way to the South Pole.

They were supposed to be dropping off supplies for a British Explorer....
.... but Sir Ed had other ideas and made a dash for the South Pole.


How would you have felt about this if  YOU  were the British explorer?

     


The article said Sir Edmund Hillary briefly became the "most hated man in England"! 

However, apparently the British explorer was not upset. 






4

Being a scientist and explorer at the South Pole has probably changed a lot since 1958. 

PRINT OUT THIS SAME AND DIFFERENT SHEET
TO MAKE NOTES WHILE YOU WATCH

THIS OLD FILM ABOUT THE 1958 EXPEDITION


5
 
Imagine what it must be like to be an explorer at the Antarctic.....aside from very cold! 

LOOK AT THIS MOVIE TRAILER 
TO GET SOME IDEA OF HOW WONDERFUL IT MUST BE

SCROLL THROUGH THIS POWERPOINT

ANTARCTICA



6

As you might imagine, it is a very cold life as an Antarctic explorer.

Let's have a think about the clothing you would require.

Visit this Wicked Website and go into the 'Right Clothing' activity. 

Complete the activity with you thinking partner. 


More Time??

You now have some options.

You can choose to complete some more
of the activities from the Wicked Website

OR

Can you think of something you would like
to research, create, or explore yourself?
e.g. PicCollage of Antarctic explorers, PicCollage of explorer vehicles 

Remember the theme:
WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR EXPLORERS TRAVELLING TO THE SOUTH POLE 
Discuss this with your teacher. 




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