Science & Nature

Journey to Antarctica: A Really "Cool" Introduction to the Icy Continent, 8-10

Join a real Antarctic Explorer (me!) on a virtual trip to see ice-covered mountains, glaciers, & volcanoes, wildlife such as penguins, seals, & ocean animals, a science research station, and peek inside an Explorer's Hut built in 1902.
55 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 56 learners

45 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Aug 30

Meet once (1 day)
3pm - 3:45pm

Thu Sep 1

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:45pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I’ve lived and worked in Antarctica for two summer seasons at a science research station.  I’m passionate about the Icy Continent, and am happy to share my first-hand knowledge and experience with learners in my courses and answer as many questions as I can.  In addition to sharing my personal experiences, several of my courses draw on expert knowledge in Antarctic science, history, and logistics from people I met while working there.  This extensive set of educational resources developed by science researchers and Antarctic logistics specialists gives learners a first-hand look at real scientific research being conducted in one of the most remote environments on the planet, along with the logistics that help support scientific discovery. I look forward to sharing Antarctica with your learner.

Prior to working in Antarctica, I taught World Geography in Alaska for 10 years.  Antarctica was always my favorite unit to teach!  My courses also draw on materials I’ve used in the classroom to teach about the Icy Continent. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Printed PDF (see classroom) Tin soup can or glass jar. Empty, labels peeled, washed, sharp edges removed (parent assistance may be required) Scissors Glue or tape Colored pencils Sharp pencil or pen
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Michelle Polar World
Lives in the United States
World Geography teacher, Continental explorer, Always learning
55 total reviews
95 completed classes

About Me


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