No matter where you live, you experience some change of season. But scientists living in Antarctica experience seasonal changes that are different from most places. What's it like to live where it feels like winter all year long?
Imagine you are living in Antarctica. Write a fictional narrative about one day you spent there. To do so, you will research life in Antarctica, its climate, and problems that residents face. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What is the weather like in Antarctica?
What would it be like to live in Antarctica?
What is the best thing about living in Antarctica? What is the most difficult thing?
What can fossils tell us about past life in Antarctica?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. You can also research Antarctica at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your fictional narrative.
Step 2. Research
Research answers to the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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