Discover how scientists and engineers help people to live and work in one of the harshest environments on Earth - Antarctica.

Conduct experiments to find the best construction materials for an Antarctic Research Station. Learn about the cutting-edge design of a real Antarctic Base.

By the end of the workshops students will have discovered:

  • How engineers use their knowledge of material properties to help people live and work in extreme conditions.
  • How to test the properties of materials using a range of lab equipment.
  • The properties of some unusual materials.
  • How extremes of temperature can affect the properties of materials.
  • What it is like to live in Antarctica.

Curriculum links

Key Stage 2 Science

  • Properties & changes of materials
  • Working scientifically

Key Stage 2 Design technology

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