An introduction to the Physical Geography of Antarctica StoryMap

This Antarctica StoryMap Collection introduces the physical geography of Antarctica. There are some basic GIS activities for students to help experiential learning, and some great imagery and videos. It includes five StoryMaps to explore Antarctica’s icey features.

Click the image below to open the StoryMap (note that the ‘Download as PDF’ button only prints out this webpage, not the StoryMap).

This StoryMap introduces the different kinds of ice and physical geography of Antarctica.

This StoryMap collection is designed to be used by school children and teachers (age 13/14 upwards) studying Geography and learning about Extreme Environments, Polar Environments and Antarctica. It includes interactive GIS activities, videos and imagery, and assumes no previous knowledge.

There are complementary articles introducing Antarctica here, including Seasons of Antarctica, Antarctica’s icey features, and more!

Funding and Contributors

This StoryMap Collection was supported by an AntarcticScience educational Bursary awarded to Dr Bethan Davies. We thank our team of scientific advisors, ESRI UK, the British Antarctic Survey and Geography SouthWest for their support.