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Matters of Science
Click on this photograph to learn about the roles each person plays on the NOVA team in Antarctica. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/team.html

Expedition Mapsimages
View this map to track the team's progress. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/now.html

Danger on the Iceimages
Click on parts of this photo to learn about Antarctic dangers of exposure and wildlife; necessities of food, water, shelter, and fuel; and psychological effects of surviving in the world's coldest environment. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/danger.html

Survival Storiesarticle
Read four tales of survival in the Antarctic wastes, from an attack by a leopard seal to a near-fatal plunge into a crevasse. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/stories.html

Kingdom of Iceimages
View images and read about a sampling of some common types of polar ice, including sea ice (frozen seawater) and glacier ice (frozen freshwater originating in ice shelves or glaciers). (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/ice.html

Social Studies Voyage of Endurancevideoimages
View this video clip for a quick overview of Ernest Shackleton's tale. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/endurance.html

Timeline 1914-1916article
Learn the highlights of Shackleton's voyage in this timeline spanning August 1, 1914 to August 30, 1916. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/timeline.html

Meet Shackleton's Teamimages
Click on the names of the 28 men who sailed on the Endurance to find out their backgrounds and duties aboard the ship. (Grades 5-8. 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/team.html

Shackleton's Lost Menarticle
Read about the fate of the rest of Shackleton's party, a group of charged with setting up a supply line for Shackleton's polar trek. (Grades 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/lostmen.html

Find it with Maps Mapping Terra Incognitamap
See how Antarctica has been viewed through the ages and learn about its more famous explorers, from early Roman times through the mid-1900s. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/mapping.html

Explore Antarctic IslandsQTVR
Navigate through 360-degree scenes of South Georgia Island and other locales. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/islands.html

Expedition Maps
View this map to track the team's progress. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/now.html

Expedition Notes/Mail Questions of the Day
Find fact-related and open-ended questions and answers related to the adventure. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/questions.html

Dispatches
Read current and past dispatches from Antarctica that include the team's location (provided in GPS coordinates), weather updates, Antarctic sounds, and reports from the field. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/dispatches/

Mailmail
Send in your questions to the team and read responses to selected letters. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/mail/

See it Yourself Voyage of Endurancevideoimages
View this video clip for a quick overview of Shackleton's tale. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/endurance.html

Meet Shackleton's Teamimages
Click on the names of the 28 men who sailed on the Endurance to find out their backgrounds and duties aboard the ship. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1914/team.html

Meet the NOVA Teamimages
Click on this photograph to learn about the roles each person plays on the NOVA team in Antarctica. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/team.html

Expedition Mapsimages
View this map to track the team's progress. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/now.html

Explore Antarctic IslandsQTVR
Navigate through 360-degree scenes of South Georgia Island and other locales. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/1999/islands.html

Mapping Terra Incognitamap
See how Antarctica has been viewed over the ages and learn about its more famous explorers, from the late-1700s through the mid-1900s. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/mapping.html

Danger on the Iceimages
Click on parts of this photo to learn about Antarctic dangers of exposure and wildlife; necessities of food, water, shelter, and fuel; and psychological effects of surviving in the world's coldest environment. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/danger.html

Kingdom of Iceimages
View images and read about a sampling of some common types of polar ice, including sea ice (frozen seawater) and glacier ice (frozen freshwater originating in ice shelves or glaciers). (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/surviving/ice.html

Do it Yourself Escape from Antarctica (Hot Science)online activity
See if you can use a sextant to navigate to South Georgia Island in this online activity. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/navigate/escape.html

GPS: The New Navigationonline activity
Use an online GPS receiver to triangulate your position on Earth using readings from three satellites. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/navigate/gps.html

Find Your Longitude (Hot Science)online activity
Take an online voyage to discover why knowing the time in your home port can give you your longitude. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/navigate/find.html

Program Transcripts/Resources Resources
Find additional articles, books, and Web sites about Shackleton and Antarctic exploration. (Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackletonexped/resources.html





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