Making models of Antarctica

Today Class 3/4 made topographical models of Antarctica using a contour map to help them.

They discovered that Antarctica, which is a landmass, is quite mountainous with the steepest inclines at the edges of the land.

It also has a number of peaks in its centre which surround the South Pole, making it had to reach.

The children had great fun making the models from plasticine and learning what contour lines on a map mean.