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Teacher guide Classroom Antarctica: designing an icebreaker

TLF ID M021167

In this learning sequence, students explore the science carried out on icebreakers and how icebreakers are designed. They research out how scientists and engineers use scale models, water tanks and ice tanks to design and test real ships. A final task invites students to design their own icebreaker, then test and refine the design using an ice tank.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Classroom Antarctica is a collection of teaching and learning activities for Years 3 to 8 that provides a range of short investigations on topics aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The activities are supported by resources sourced from the Australian Antarctic Divisions' scientific and environmental program.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Science
  • Design and technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.