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This article is a general interest article which might be used in association with a science lesson on Antarctica.

From a numeracy point of view, it is of interest for students to document the different ways that numbers are used in measurement (e.g., degrees, metres, hours, square metres, years).

Negative numbers arise twice (temperature and diving).

The estimation of a 50 square metre plot could be an interesting activity (how long on each side?).

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