The most southern point of Earth is home to the South Pole. The summer season is half a year, but it is always cold. The average summer temperature is negative eighteen degrees Fahrenheit and the winter's average temperatures as cold as negative seventy-six degrees Fahrenheit. This region of Earth had very little human interaction until the early twentieth century when explorers began to venture into the region. The climate does not support an animal life.
Below you will find worksheets that look at the challenges the Explorers that made their way to South Pole had to undergo. We also focus on how climate change is rapidly changing the existing condition for animal and plant species.