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U.S.South Pole Station
This National Science Foundation South Pole site is c-o-o-l.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

This site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earths coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life. The site includes videos, maps, images, and insights into the research that is being conducted there.
The site is part of the larger National Science Foundation site and is well organized and easy to navigate. Users enter the site through a link in the middle of the main page. Subsequent pages have a left side menu for navigating within. The top and bottom navigation bars link to the parent site. RealPlayer is required.

The U.S. South Station site is a special report on the research underway at the NSFs Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station that sits at the Earths axis, atop a constantly shifting continental ice sheet several miles thick. Visitors to the site can explore why the South Pole is a unique place for studying astronomy, air and ozone, seismic science, off-world simulations and life sciences and view photographs, diagrams and videos of the new station and how it was constructed. The video tour provides a look at the challenges of living and working in such a forbidding environment and how the challenges are overcome. Included are photographs, videos, illustrations, stories about the station and its crew, a fact sheet of information on the instruments used, a timeline of important dates in South Pole exploration, and a live Webcam.


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