Imagine a place that is the coldest and
harshest on earth, yet one of the most beautiful
Imagine a place that holds most of the
worlds fresh water supply locked into ice-sheets, yet is the worlds driest
Imagine a place that has never known war,
that belongs to no country, that is dedicated to science and exploration
that youre going
From "Heart of Antarctica"
group of spirited
adventurers, and scientists - including an astronaut - visit a remote camp in interior Antarctica.
of Antarctica" captures their experiences... adjusting to life below freezing level, climbing the tallest mountain on the continent,
hunting for meteorites, testing new robot technology, understanding Antarctica's
important links to space and environmental science, comparing their experiences
to those of the early explorers, and even visiting the South
Pole. Personal, entertaining, and educational, "Heart of
Antarctica" is an award-winning video that stimulates not only learning, but also imaginations.
out more about who was on the trip by clicking Expedition
one of the explorer's personal accounts in Antarctic
additional information about Antarctica and class projects in the Teacher
Resources section (includes a web resource page).
the Video Overview page for more detail on the video
contents, along with quotes from reviews and teacher feedback.
Find out how to order a copy on the
out more about the people behind La Sonrisa
of the 1998 expedition returned in January 2000, and found 19
meteorites! Read about
their adventures in the Fox
News archives. Also, the robot Nomad visited the continent for the
second year in a row, and found 3
meteorites. You can
read about Nomad's expedition at the Big
"Heart of Antarctica" wins a
1999 Gold Apple
Awarded by the National Educational Media Network,
this award is widely recognized as a standard of excellence in educational
media. "Heart of Antarctica" has also been endorsed by KIDS